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Gov: I’ll quickly sign Internet bill with changes

LAVALLETTE, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie says he will quickly sign an Internet gambling bill if lawmakers make the changes he wants to the legislation.

Both houses are set to consider the bill next week, and lawmakers say they are willing to make the changes Christie asked for when he vetoed it earlier this month. They include a 10-year trial period on Internet gambling, and higher taxes on the casinos’ online winnings.

Atlantic City’s 12 casinos would run the online operations.

At an appearance Tuesday in Lavallette, Christie said he could conceivably sign such a bill the same day it’s approved in the legislature or the next day, “depending on how my day is going.”

The legislature is set to consider the bill Feb. 26.