New Jersey could be the first state to authorize online gambling

03/2/2011 | Wall Street Journal, The

State lawmakers are attempting to legalize Internet gambling despite a federal prohibition. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie could sign a bill this week to authorize online gambling in the state. "I think you're seeing a shift in focus because the thought process is that if several large states legalize, that will put pressure on the feds to act," said Nick Iarossi, a gambling lobbyist in Florida.

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