Statement from Governor Chris Christie on Signing of Internet Gaming Bill

Statement

By:  Chris Christie
Date: Feb. 26, 2013
Location: Trenton, NJ

Governor Chris Christie released the following statement today upon signing into law the Internet gaming bill:

"I am pleased to say that today I signed New Jersey's Internet Gaming Bill, opening the way for new opportunity to bolster our efforts to continue the revival of Atlantic City, its casinos and entertainment offerings. This was a critical decision, and one that I did not make lightly. But with the proper regulatory framework and safeguards that I insisted on including in the bill, I am confident that we are offering a responsible yet exciting option that will make Atlantic City more competitive while also bringing financial benefits to New Jersey as a whole. I want to thank the sponsors for working quickly to include my recommendations to improve the bill."