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Poker Players Alliance Pessimistic About New Jersey Internet Gambling Bill

With only a week remaining before New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has to make a decision on the future of Internet gambling in The Garden State, the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) had a 45-minute meeting Tuesday at Christie's office in Trenton. PPA executive director John Pappas, state director Tony Salerno, and PPA members Lisa Pickell and Frank Sarah met for 45 minutes with a senior council representative to Christie. Pickell, a small-business owner; and Sarah, a teacher; are New Jersey residents, as is Salerno, who is a police captain. They presented Christie's rep with two papers and oral...

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Christie is obviously more worried about his next cheesesteak.

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Is it possible for the New Jersey Legislature to override Christie's veto? I know Congress can override a Presidential Veto, but I don't know how that works on a state-by-state basis. Since the vote of both houses was rather lopsided, then it might have a chance.

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Greg — If Christie opts for a conditional veto, the Legislature can re-enact the bill with amendments and present it again to Christie. For an absolute veto, the Legislature can override it by a vote of at least two-thirds of the members of each house.

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PokerStars have a lot of liquidity and their cashflow must be one of the biggest in the world. Having them to invest in Atlantic City is like the best thing that could happen to this city in years ... I mean just look at what they do with their live events all over the world. All the players will tell you, they're great events, well managed. These guys know how to please their customers. Look in the future : won't be surprise to see the atlantic club becoming the place to be for poker players on the east coast ... but first the bill needs to be signed. And then they already stated they will save almost 2000 jobs.

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No surprise here. The PPA has always been focused on the sale, not on finding solutions to the concerns that lawmakers have expressed all along.

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yes you can challenge it..make so usa player can play for money

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if it was me I'd challenge it at the State level. Let's put our votes to work next election.

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