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Dancer Wants Expanded ADW

Published: December 2, 2010 1:33 pm ET

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New Jersey State Assemblyman Ron Dancer, co-sponsor of a bill to save harness racing in the state, is proposing to open up advanced deposit wagering in the state to out-of-state residents.

Only New Jerseyans can use ADW currently, but Dancer and co-sponsor John Burzichelli think opening it to out-of-staters could raise millions and help the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority which operates the Meadowlands move toward self-sufficiency.

“This bill represents yet another effort to ensure New Jersey’s horse racing industry is strong and viable,” Burzichelli was quoted as saying yesterday in an article by “A modern horse racing industry must take into consideration all the ways in which people can participate, and that of course means bringing the Internet and other electronic means into play for those outside our state. Opening New Jersey’s horse racing industry to a wider audience is simply a smart thing to do.”

The article states that the bill (A-3498) has been referred to the Assembly Regulatory Oversight and Gaming Committee, which is chaired by Burzichelli.

(With files from Harness Tracks of America)

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