New Jersey Legislators To Consider Online Gambling Today

November 22nd, 2010 – by Glen Farmer

On Monday, major issues surrounding gambling in the state of New Jersey are to be discussed in the state’s senate.

The gambling legislation is set to discuss multiple facets of the industry. Casinos, racetracks, and even sports betting is to be discussed in the legislature.

One bill to be voted upon is the creation of an “Atlantic City Tourism District.” This district would create a new authority in order to govern the city’s casinos. The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority would overtake some of the responsibilities Casino Control Commission.

Another bill up for consideration is one that would determine the legalities of online casinos in the state. Should the bill pass, New Jersey would become the first state in the Union that would have licensed online casinos.

Perhaps the most controversial bill up for consideration is one that would legalize sports betting in the state – provided the federal ban on sports betting is lifted. The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act has made it illegal for states to host sports betting in all but 4 states in the nation.

While it is unlikely that sports betting would be introduced to the state’s racetracks and casinos, the introduction of online casinos is a distinct possibility and is considered one of the most significant steps in the online gambling industry.

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