New Jersey Calls On President Trump To Oppose Efforts to Curb Online Gambling
The state of New Jersey is one of three U.S states where online gambling is legal, Last year the Garden State saw record online gambling revenues of $198 million in casino win, of which $29.5m went to tax revenues for the state.
With newly elected President Donald Trump in office, gambling interests are looking for guarantees from Trump that there will be no moves to curb online gambling in the US. As we reported extensively there have been calls to amend the Wire Act of 1961 with the “Restoration of America’s Wire Act” that would see a change in the status quo of internet gambling.
Trump himself has been heavily involved in casino on New Jersey and elsewhere and New Jersey lawmakers are looking to pass a resolution that would urge President Trump to oppose any action that would prohibit sates for authorizing and conducting internet gambling. The resolution was passed by a vote of 7-0 through the New Jersey Assembly Tourism, Gaming and the Artist committee today.
The bill points out the negative impact a possible ban on internet gambling could have on the Garden State. Recent comments by Attorney General Jeff Sessions have also set off alarm bells. Sessions recently stated that he would want to take another look at the ruling that paved the way for internet gambling in New Jersey.