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NJ Bills Advance To Full Assembly, Senate

Published: January 6, 2012 3:39 pm ET

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On Thursday, January 5, a New Jersey Assembly Regulatory Oversight and Gaming Committee approved a pair of bills in regard to simulcasting. The bills will now be subject of a floor vote Monday, January 9 in the full NJ Assembly and Senate.

Bill A-4285 calls for a pilot program for simulcasting in bars, taverns and restaurants in select NJ counties in the north end of the state.

The other bill, A-4338, would see the licensing deadline extended for future off-track wagering locations within the state.

"These bills modernize the industry and make it easier for racing fans to place wagers while also boosting our restaurant industry," Assemblyman John Burzichelli was quoted as saying. "It’s a true win-win and a common sense approach to today’s consumer demands and desires for convenience and ease of access.”

(With files from newjerseynewsroom.com)


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