NJ Gains Support for Handheld Gambling Devices

Written By Janice Doughtrey

The state of New Jersey has shown some of the most dedication to the pursuit of the legalization of online gambling. Over the course of the past few months, the state has been working on new ways to introduce online gambling to its residents. One of its most successful proposals concerns the use of handheld devices at Atlantic City Casinos. Allowing patrons to gamble on casino games from their hotel rooms and other locations at the venue, these devices represent a huge step forward in the journey towards legalized online gambling in New Jersey.

The proposal, written by Senator Jim Whelan, would allow players to play online casino games using these handheld devices. They would not be operational beyond the boundaries of the casinos and all wins would have to be paid out by the casino itself.

“This move will allow visitors to enjoy gaming while they’re taking advantage of other attractions that the casino hotels have to offer,” says John Burzichelli, a sponsor of the bill.

A similar proposal has been introduced in Las Vegas, and it has also seen a great deal of success. New Jersey’s bill has already passed its first hearing and the legislation could be approved this year, allowing Atlantic City casinos to step into the 21st century.

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