New Jersey Online Gambling Laws Might Change Under Trump


Posted: January 27, 2017

Updated: May 4, 2021

According to US gambling news, Senator Jeff Session has previously confirmed that he might revisit New Jersey online gambling laws if chosen as Attorney General.

The New Jersey General Assembly is worried that online gambling will get banned in the state during Donald Trump’s presidency. The New Jersey online gambling law allows Atlantic City casinos to offer various online betting services throughout their affiliates, which have been legal and regulated since 2013. The Assembly released a statement, asking President Trump for support.

In a stetemnt, the Assembly explains that “a federal prohibition against Internet gaming would directly and negatively impact New Jersey,” as Atlantic City casinos have invested lots of money and energy in implementing and regulating the sector. Furthermore, the online gambling sector provides jobs to New Jersey residents and might generate millions of dollars in tax revenue. It also has the potential to “create high-tech software jobs, and foster valuable business ventures for Atlantic City casinos in this State.”

The Legislature of the State of New Jersey urges United States President Donald Trump, President Trump’s administration, and Congress to oppose any federal measures and actions to prohibit the transmission by wire communication of any bet or wager or of information assisting in the placement of any bet or wager, including Internet gaming.

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