Yet Another State of Confusion: New Jersey

Written by John M. on 2010-03-29 at 14:48
American Gambling Laws - GamingZion
In a random interview with strangers all over the world, if one asks to associate gambling with a city, almost everyone will say Las Vegas. The two words are at this point almost synonymous, and it’s a true wonder why the entire nation isn’t more open to gambling. 

Despite the fact that one of the biggest gambling centers in the world is located within U.S. borders, American gambling laws are surprisingly strict. The act of gambling is actually considered to be a matter that the states must deal with rather than a federal issue. 

As more and more states realize the benefits of gambling, they are slowly passing legislation to make the popular pastime safer, easier and more profitable. This is especially the case with brick and mortar casinos. Online casinos in the United States are a different story. 

Due to current gambling laws which try to make paying for gambling online more difficult, a U.S. players only hope for a good game online is through foreign online casinos which operate outside of the government’s jurisdiction. However, new legislation may change this in the near future. 

Senator Raymond J. Lesniak recently put a new bill up for review in the New Jersey State Senate. Bill 2570 could prove to be revolutionary and make quite a profit for the garden state. In the event that this bill would be passed into law, state casinos would be permitted to offer gambling services online.  

The opportunity for citizens to play online poker in the USA, comes at a price, however – for the casinos that plan on participating. To provide such services, state casinos would be required to pay for a permit with an annual fee of $200,000 with a $100,000 renewal fee. 

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