New Jersey Urges President Trump to Spare Online Gambling

Newly appointed Attorney General Jeff Sessions has said he might revisit the 2011 Dept. of Justice ruling that left the legalization of online gambling to individual states. This has caused some concern among the 3 states that offer this form of gambling to their constituents. The New Jersey General Assembly issued a Joint Resolution this week sponsored by Assemblyman Vincent Mazzeo asking new President elect Donald Trump and his administration to oppose any measures that may challenge the status quo.

In 2013 a law authorized the provision for online gambling within the States borders and several Atlantic City casinos have since implemented online gambling websites. In these states igaming has enjoyed a robust growth in the last 3 years.
New Jersey’s division of Gaming Enforcement has reported that almost $200 million has been generated with live internet gambling which reflex’s a 32.1% increase in a much stagnant casino industry.

We will take a wait and see approach.

January 26, 2017: posted in Gambling News No Comments

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