Just a few hours ago I wrote about what was going on in New Jersey. Well, it happened.
So here we are … at a momentous time.
Mark down January 10, 2011, as an historic day for online poker. And online gambling.
New Jersey became the first state to pass legislation to license and regulate online poker as the State Assembly voted 63-11 to approve a bill that would permit Internet wagering for New Jersey residents through hubs based at Atlantic City casinos.
The State Senate had passed the bill 29-5 in November.
The legislation now will go to the desk of Gov. Chris Christie.
He has 45 days to sign it into law, conditionally veto it (returning it to the legislature for changes) or veto it absolutely. If no action is taken during the 45 days, the bill automatically becomes law.
If Christie passes it…watch for other states to follow suit.