ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — New Jersey will defy a federal ban and let people bet on the outcomes of football, basketball and other games this fall, Gov. Chris Christie said Thursday. Speaking at a news conference highlighting efforts to reinvigorate Atlantic City, Christie said the regulations his administration will issue next week make no attempt to overturn a 1992 federal law that limits sports betting to four states. “We intend to go forward,” the Republican governor said. “If someone wants to stop us, then let them try to stop us. We want to work with the casinos and horse racing industry to get it implemented. “Am I expecting there may be legal action taken against us to try to prevent it? Yes,” the governor said. “But I have every confidence we’re going to be successful.” Christie said 50 percent of the revenue generated by sports betting would go toward treatment programs for compulsive gamblers.
Chris Christie is so gangster I can’t even believe it. And I’m not talking about being a tough guy “gangsta” with an A. This is straight up some mobster shit. Fuck the Law, we’re gamblin. I bet you Chris Christie stirs up moonshine in his bathtub at night filling up hollow bowling balls to move his illegal booze. Doesn’t matter that prohibition ain’t in effect. The only difference between Chris Christie and Nucky Thompson is about 650 pounds and a necktie.
I feel like this gambling in New Jersey stuff is just like gay marriage. There’s really no great argument against it and its inevitably going to be allowed. Christie is smart enough to donate 50% of the money to programs for people that have gambling problems. So essentially 50% of the money is a brand new stream of revenue to help the state, 50% is a brand new source of funding for gambling addiction help. Win win all around. It provides more money, help and resources for gambling addicts and more revenue for New Jersey to build tanning salons and build more arenas for sports teams to abandon.