Voting on New Jersey's online gambling bill (AB2578) has been postponed until the fall. SBR interviewed NJ State Senator Raymond Lesniak last week to discuss his expectations for sports betting and online gambling within the Garden State. The Senator did concede that there could be a delay based on Governor Chris Christie's agenda.
During his interview with SBR, Senator Lesniak was cautiously optimistic about NJ Governor Chris Christie's recent media headlines on sports betting. Lesniak speculated that the Governor may be inclined to wait until the Republican National Convention takes place before moving forward with gambling related bills. Gov. Christie's national political aspirations have been a thorn in the side of Sen. Lesniak, who had his gambling bill vetoed in 2011.