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 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 leave us alone!’ that is the verdict from New Jersey State Senator Raymond Lesniak (D-Elizabeth) and other Garden State legislators, who used the state’s yearly Chamber of Commerce trip to Washington DC a week ago 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, which is supported by Las Vegas Sands chairman Sheldon Adelson, and would effortlessly outlaw all kinds of online gambling nationwide (apart from horse race), even the sale that is online of tickets.

Keep it towards the States

‘New Jersey policymakers took the initiative to modernize our video gaming industry through online gaming,’ said Greenwald.’Yet Congressional action threatens to destroy this innovative and effort that is fledgling it has a chance 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 with their communities, not by Washington.’

The bill had been introduced last month by Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), and disputes the Department of Jus (mais…)

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