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Lesniak: NJ Racing Being Cut Out Of Bill

Published: July 26, 2011 2:33 pm ET

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When the push was on to save horse racing in the state of New Jersey, there was hypothetical talk of the proceeds from the expansion of legalized, intra-state gambling being diverted in some way to help the state's horse racing industry. It looks like Governor Chris Christie and Senator Ray Lesniak have slammed the door on that idea.

An article by states that Senator Lesniak will be introducing legislation this November in an effort to make online gambling contained to within New Jersey borders legal.

According to the report, Senator Lesniak will be making some adjustments to his legislation which Governor Christie vetoed earlier this year. Those adjustments would not be good for the New Jersey racing industry.

"Christie had two main problems with it (the vetoed legislation)," Senator Lesniak was quoted as saying. "One was the concern that so-called internet gambling cafes could pop up anywhere around the state, and that some of the revenue would be used to support horse racing. We will take care of both those concerns."

(With files from

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