Governor Chris Christie has signed a measure that legalizes Internet gambling after lawmakers agreed to his changes in both houses of the legislature today. The changes include a 10-year trial period and higher taxes on casinos' online winnings.

Patrons would set up online accounts with one or more Atlantic City casinos, which would use special software to verify a player's age. Once the program is operational, something that could take six months to a year, gamblers could play any game now offered in Atlantic City casinos, including electronic versions of slots and table games.

Online poker is expected to be big.

 

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