Could New Jersey Online Gambling Law Affect Local Events?

The Far Hills, New Jersey community are concerned about a gambling law that will allow online gambling from the Atlantic City beaches and have asked Governor Chris Christie to postpone signing.

They are worried about the effects of such a law and are seeking more information before the legislation is passed.

Far Hills is hosts the Far Hills Race Meeting aka The Hunt, a steeplechase event that draws in as many as 30,000 fans and helps to fund the local hospital foundation.

“Once you allow online gambling, what happens to people who want to gamble with actual cash?” Far Hills mayor Paul Vallone said. “Who provides security and oversight? Is it something we even want to have here where there are families and kids?”

Vallone says that the community heard about the law last month and he has invited Bramnick and race officials to a council meeting on September 9th to consider how such a law would affect the event.

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