Senator Raymond Lesniak has introduced a bill to allow New Jersey to have its players linked with international gambling operators.
US.- The revocation of PASPA could be right around the corner if the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) decides to rule against the sports betting federal ban and several states are paving the way to get the activity up and running as soon as possible. That’s the case of New Jersey, where Sen. Raymond Lesniak has introduced a bill to “permit Internet gaming equipment to be located outside of Atlantic City if the division deems it necessary to facilitate the conduct of international Internet wagering.”
New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement Director David Rebuck had stated that New Jersey law “is very restricted in that the gaming servers” and explained: “The actual gaming servers that allow for the outcome of the game to be determined, have to be in Atlantic City, and that’s just not a business model that they were willing to adopt.”
Sen. Lesniak had already advanced in August he’d introduce such a bill and finally did so last November 30th . He will now push for it to get passed before the end of this term in January 9th 2018, since he plans to retire after it finishes.
“Online gaming has helped Atlantic City to revive its casino sector with a success that we can expand in ways that will generate more revenue, create jobs and fuel technological innovation in gaming,” Sen. Lesniak commented.