Christie signs off-track betting bill into law
TRENTON — North Jersey restaurants may be offering horse racing bets as a side dish by the end of the year.
A bill allowing wagering in taverns and restaurants was signed into law by Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday. The measure was one of about 100 bills passed during the lame-duck session of the Legislature that needed action by the governor Tuesday.
The law directs the state Racing Commission to implement a pilot program for taverns, restaurants and similar establishments in the northern part of the state — excluding Monmouth County, where horse racing occurs — to provide electronic wagering terminals.