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 bottom line: Congress should keep us alone!’ that is the verdict from New Jersey State Senator Raymond Lesniak (D-Elizabeth) as well as other Garden State legislators, who used the state’s yearly Chamber of Commerce trip to Washington DC the other day as being a platform to denounce the Restoration of America’s Wire Act.
Lesniak, along side Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, Senate Majority Leader Lou Greenwald and Senate President Steve Sweeney, called on Congress to reject the bill, that will be supported by Las vegas, nevada Sands chairman Sheldon Adelson, and would effortlessly outlaw all types of online gambling nationwide (aside from horse race), even the online sale of lottery tickets.
Leave it towards the States
‘New Jersey policymakers took the initiative to modernize our gaming industry through online gaming,’ said Greenwald.’Yet Congressional action threatens to destroy this innovative and fledgling effort before this has to be able to succeed on its own merits. This matter should be kept to the states, who are best positioned to decide if and exactly how gaming that is online work in their communities, not by Washington.’
The bill was introduced last month by Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), and disputes (more…)