‘Congress should leave us alone!’- was the response of Senator Lesniak as he denounced an Adelson-backed anti-gambling bill last week.
‘ The bottom line: Congress should leave us alone!’ That’s 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 last week as a platform to denounce the Restoration of America’s Wire Act.
Lesniak, along with Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, Senate Majority Leader Lou Greenwald and Senate President Steve Sweeney, called on Congress to reject the bill, which can be backed by Las Vegas Sands chairman Sheldon Adelson, and would effortlessly outlaw all kinds of online gambling nationwide (aside from horse racing), perhaps the sale that is online of tickets.
Leave it towards the States
‘New Jersey policymakers took the initiative to modernize our video gaming industry through online video gaming,’ said Greenwald.’Yet Congressional action threatens to destroy this innovative and effort that is fledgling this has the opportunity to be successful on its own merits. This problem should be left to the states, whom are best positioned to decide if and how gaming that is online work in their communities, not by Washington.’
The bill was introduced month that is last Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), and disputes the Depa Continue reading “New Jersey Politicos Attack Federal Anti-Gambling Bill”