NJ Senate to consider gambling changes

November 22, 2010 7:09:56 AM PST
New Jersey lawmakers are set to consider sweeping changes to the state's casino and horse racing industries Monday.

A state Senate committee is set to discuss whether New Jersey should allow sports betting at casinos and racetracks if a federal ban is lifted.

The Senate is scheduled to vote on a bill that would create an Atlantic City Tourism District. The zone would encompass the city's 11 casinos and would be operated by the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority.

The Senate also is due to consider a bill to allow Internet wagering at the casinos.

The changes are part of Gov. Chris Christie's call for more state oversight and control of Atlantic City as a way to revive the struggling industry.