TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers are
considering bills that would allow the use of portable betting devices at horse
racing tracks, and allow lottery winners to remain anonymous for a year.
A state Senate committee is due to consider a measure allowing betting on
wireless devices at race tracks. A similar bill authorizing the use of such
devices at Atlantic City's casinos has already been approved.
Like that bill, the horse track bill would require that the devices only work
on the grounds of the state's four horse tracks, and would provide safeguards to
keep children from gambling.
The committee also is weighing a bill to let lottery winners remain anonymous
for one year from the time they win their prize.