New Jersey‘s legislator passed the legislation that they would legalize online casinos in the said state. Atlantic City casinos would operate the websites and the revenue will be split between the government and the casinos.
It comes to no surprise at all since the state of Florida has been one of the most aggressive over the past several years in gambling expansion. Now they are stepping it up to the next level as lawmakers try to regulate online poker.
Quoted from casinogamblingweb.com:
“If New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signs the legislation passed by lawmakers, the state would become the first in the US to regulate online poker. California lawmakers are also discussing a bill that would regulate the industry. All of these states would have restrictions stipulating that only residents of their particular state could bet online.
In all, up to three poker sites would be used as central locations for the twenty-three pari-mutuels in the state. Many lawmakers are on board with the idea, and if passed, July 1st would be the day the law would take affect.
Opponents of the legislation are more against gambling expansion than this particular bill. Representative Dennis Baxley is hoping the state can find other ways to generate income, but the online poker plan appears to be on the top of that list.”