The Monitor's View Why the chips are down for Internet gambling

Three states jumped into online gaming last year with high hopes. But so far their take is very low. The inherent problems in this addictive form of gambling should give pause to other states and to Congress if they are tempted to follow suit.


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Last year, three states became the first to launch Internet gambling – but only for people within each state in order to avoid breaking federal law. In New Jersey, by far the largest of the three, Gov. Chris Christie predicted $180 million in revenue by July 1.