|Proposed legislation in New Jersey could see Atlantic City casinos offering their games to players on the Internet. The legislation, which was introduced in the state Legislature on Thursday would allow ’real time’ gaming on the Internet from licensed New Jersey casinos.|
The bill is co-sponsored by New Jersey Assemblyman Nick Asselta and Assemblyman Joseph Azzolia, who are both Republicans.
Under the bill players at a remote location would be able to get access to real time games offered at the casinos, something the sponsors say would help keep revenues high despite new competition from the planned casinos opening in New York and the casinos in Connecticut.
“There is an interest in beginning to explore the possibility of making this law to help Atlantic City to compete with what Nevada is starting to do,” said Asselta. “My worst nightmare is for someone in New Jersey to log on to their computer and gamble in a casino in Las Vegas.”