New Jersey Politicos Attack Federal Anti-Gambling Bill

 New Jersey Politicos Attack Federal Anti-Gambling Bill

‘Congress should leave us alone!’- was the response of Senator Lesniak as he denounced an Adelson-backed anti-gambling bill week that is last.

‘ The line that is bottom Congress should leave us alone!’ That’s the verdict from New Jersey State Senator Raymond Lesniak (D-Elizabeth) and other Garden State legislators, who used hawaii’s annual Chamber of Commerce trip to Washington DC last week being a platform to denounce the Restoration of America’s Wire Act.

Lesniak, along with Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, Senate Majority Leader Lou Greenwald and Senate President Steve Sweeney, called on Congress to reject the bill, which will be backed by vegas Sands chairman Sheldon Adelson, and would efficiently outlaw all types of online gambling nationwide (aside from horse racing), even the sale that is online of tickets.

Leave it to the States

‘New Jersey policymakers took the effort to modernize our gaming industry through online video gaming,’ said Greenwald.’Yet Congressional action threatens to destroy this innovative and fledgling work before it has the opportunity to succeed on its own merits. This problem should be left to the states, who are best positioned to decide if and how gaming that is online work in their communities, not by Washington.’

The bill had been introduced last thirty days by Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), and disputes the Department of Ju Continue reading New Jersey Politicos Attack Federal Anti-Gambling Bill