Only last week New Jersey Assembly and Senate have both approved the American gambling laws change allowing intrastate online gambling, but the senators are already urging Governor Chris Christie to put his signature on the bill.
Once the Governor approves the legislation proposal, it will transform into a state law paving the way for online gambling opportunities in the state of New Jersey.
According to American gambling news four senior state Senators have written to the Governor, stressing that legal online gambling in New Jersey is best and shortest way to tackle unemployment in the state, fill up the state coffers with millions in tax revenues, help the state to occupy a position of power on the rapidly developing market, and help with battling the damage caused by the recent weather extremes.
The letter to the Governor was undersigned by Ray Lesniak, former Atlantic City mayor James Whelan, Jeff Van Drew, and State Senate President Steve Sweeney. Among other things, the letter says: “Given the fiscal conditions facing our casinos, especially in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, and the recent movement toward Internet gaming in states across the country, we cannot afford to wait any longer for implementation.”
It goes on to mention: “The fact is, Atlantic City has the potential to become a hub of Internet gaming, which will create more jobs, more revenue for casinos and generate more funding for critical programs for senior citizens and residents with disabilities.”
The letter also says: “The short term benefits would be in the form of increased economic activity, increased jobs and increased tax revenues, at very little cost to the state. Over the long term, Internet gaming could change the landscape of the gaming industry in New Jersey.”