The push to get online gambling in New Jersey is on again. State Senator Ray Lesniak said he is going to reintroduce legislation that would allow Internet gaming. Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a version of this bill earlier this year. Lesniak said he would tinker with his legislation to address Governor Christie’s veto concern that online gaming not spread beyond Atlantic City.
Part of Lesniak’s plan is to allow tens of millions of dollars to be kicked into purse enhancements for three years to help help horse racing alive in New Jersey. Perretti Farms, the state’s largest standardbred horse farm is going to wind down operations over the next two years, which will ultimately kill 13,000 jobs.