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   Thursday, July 18 2024 
Poker and online gambling: New Jersey wants to legalize it

The impulse in favor of an online gambling regulated continues to grow on the other side of the Atlantic, more precisely in the State of New Jersey. Lately a bill has been just presented at the federal government; this project is announced like the last example of the support of the public in favor of the revision of the law which governs the gambling in general and online gambling especially like game of casino, poker and sports betting in particular. The instigator of this law in gestation is not other than the senator Raymond Lesniak. With his bill, this senator wants to offer to the establishments of gambling in New Jersey the possibility to offer online bets which will be only reserved to the habitants of New Jersey. For the State, this law could be attractive, rights of license which can reach hundreds of thousands of dollars, moreover the taxes of 20% on all the gross incomes generated by the operations.

“There are probably 500,000 players of online poker in New Jersey. And we are beside approximately 100 millions dollars of incomes”, adds Lesniak. The president of the iMEGA Joe Brennan Jr was pleased with this decision of New Jersey. “New Jersey is recognized like having the most difficult regulators of gambling in the United States, like a State leader with a long track wanting to make the things correctly, gambling on Internet will have a large house here and the advisability of starting a standardization of the industry”, he added. Concerning the poker, this law projects to include it in the list of games authorized on the territory of this State.

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