Chris Christie has signed legislation that would allow casinos to use the crossroads of the Pineville and Riverhead rivers to host outdoor poker games.
The legislation would allow the state’s largest casinos to operate a crossroads in a city that is not a casino.
The bill also allows casinos to offer outdoor poker at an outdoor casino that is located within a mile of a crossroad.
The state’s biggest casinos are owned by the country’s largest corporations, including MGM Resorts International, Wynn Resorts and Wynn.
The companies have been the target of a number of legal challenges, including one by a local group called NJ Casino Workers.
The NJ Casino Workforce Alliance, which represents casino workers, says the bill will “open the floodgates” for new legal challenges.
The Casino Industry Group, which is in charge of the legislation, says it is intended to “provide a competitive advantage” to smaller casinos and to ensure that local businesses get a fair shake.
A number of states, including New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island, have enacted laws that allow casinos and other gambling venues to operate within their crossroads, but only if they are within 1,000 feet of a casino, according to the Casino Industry, which does not endorse Christie.
In December, Christie signed a bill that expanded the rules for casinos, allowing them to open up to 10,000 square feet of outdoor gambling on their crosswalks.
A similar bill in New York passed the state Senate but was never enacted.
Christie is expected to sign a bill this week that would require casinos to pay the same wage rates to all workers in the industry.
He has previously argued that the state should subsidize casinos with the proceeds of the tax increase.
A spokeswoman for Christie did not immediately respond to a request for comment.