Lawmakers Plead With Department of Justice to Keep Online Gambling Legal

Written on:February 7, 2018
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Although online gambling is only legal in four states, more and more legislators are pushing for the legalization of online gambling. New Jersey congressmen are now trying to fight for the current prohibition of online gambling to stay in place. Politicians in congress fear that if online gambling were to become legal to their New Jersey residents, it could have detrimental consequences due to the activity being so easily accessible without any limits in place.

Key Takeaways:

  • It is up to individual states to decide whether or not to permit online gambling as of the present date.
  • opponents to online gambling cite that people would have 24/7 access to gambling across devices, harming society
  • Proponents say that with the right structuring, online gaming could generate revenue and provide a save environment for players.

“Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, their House of Representatives colleagues Frank LoBiondo, Tom MacArthur, and Leonard Lance, and other politicians sent a letter on Thursday to the DoJ, asking it to maintain its current stance in relation to the provision of online gaming services across the nation.”

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