‘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!’ this is the verdict from New Jersey State Senator Raymond Lesniak (D-Elizabeth) along with other Garden State legislators, who used the state’s yearly Chamber of Commerce trip to Washington DC last week 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, that is supported by vegas Sands chairman Sheldon Adelson, and would efficiently outlaw all forms of online gambling nationwide (aside from horse racing), even the online sale of lottery tickets.
Keep it towards the States
‘New Jersey policymakers took the effort to modernize our video gaming industry through online video gaming,’ said Greenwald.’Yet Congressional action threatens to destroy this innovative and fledgling effort before it’s to be able to be successful on its very own merits. This problem should be left to the states, who are best positioned to decide if and how gaming that is online work in their communities, not by Washington.’
The bill ended up being introduced final month by Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), and disputes the Dep Read More