In New Jersey, legalized online gambling is getting closer to becoming a reality. This week, the legislation to legalize online gambling has been sent to a full assembly for a vote. The vote will take place before the legislature takes a recess in July but the issue will be dealt with when it resumes in September.
This is huge step forward for online gambling in the United States. It shows that regulating online gambling is necessary for the survival of land-based casinos across the country. Especially in the case of New Jersey’s legislation, in which locally-based Atlantic City casinos will operate the online gambling market in the state.
“This is another key piece of our effort to boost New Jersey’s gaming industry by expanding and modernizing our wagering options,” said Assemblyman John Burzichelli, one of the sponsors of the bill.
However, there is still a great deal of opposition. Govenor Christie, who previously vetoed the bill, still has concerns about legalizing online gambling in New Jersey – but the support for the bill seems to overshadow him.