On Tuesday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie confirmed publicly that he will sign an Internet gambling bill if his requested changes are made to the legislation.
The additions sought include a 10-year trial period on Internet gambling and higher taxes on the casinos’ online winnings.
According to Press of Atlantic City, Gov. Christie says there is “no reason not to sign it quickly,” should lawmakers tweak the bill as requested.
Christie previously vetoed the legislation when it reached his desk earlier this month.
It is believed that both houses of the state legislature will consider the bill next week. A majority of lawmakers are expected to espouse the Governor’s requests.
If Christie signs a future bill, it would represent the largest expansion of legalized gambling in New Jersey since the first casino opened there in 1978.
If the state of New Jersey approves Internet gambling, it won’t be the first. Nevada and Delaware have already done so.