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Poll: New Jersey voters oppose Internet gambling

By 69 News, (follow: @69news), news@wfmz.com
Published On: May 14 2012 10:12:29 AM CDT
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -

A new poll finds most New Jerseyans oppose legalizing Internet gambling, but support legal betting on sporting events.

A Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll finds 58 percent against legalizing online gambling, while 31 percent support it. But voters, by the same margin, support the legalization of sports betting.

New Jersey is moving toward approving both kinds of gambling, saying it would give Atlantic City's struggling casinos a boost. But concerns over the constitutionality of both measures still linger.

Gov. Chris Christie signed a sports betting bill, but it can only happen if a federal ban on it is lifted. The governor vetoed an Internet gambling bill last year, and has not said if enough charges have been made this year for him to support it.