NJ Looking Again at Legal Online Gambling

8/8/2002 (By TERESA M. MCALEAVY, NewJersey.com) While the US Federal government continues toying with an outright ban on internet gaming, millions of dollars continue to leave the country, ending up in the pockets of offshore operators. Enter New Jersey governor McGreevey, who’s taking a look at legal, regulated online betting in one of North America’s gambling hotbeds.

Some are calling for an end to ignorance on the issue, worried that further delay could put them behind rivals in Nevada, a state that has already legislated legal online gambling, pending appoved methods of regulating the industry and keeping minors away.

Assemblyman Anthony Impreveduto, having already championed this cause in his home state, argues that regulation is necessary because online gambling already is available. His bill calls for allowing interested Atlantic City casinos to offer virtual betting via computers located on casino floors. That, he believes, would allow the current state Casino Control Act to govern the industry.

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