‘Congress should leave us alone!’- was the response of Senator Lesniak as he denounced an Adelson-backed anti-gambling bill last week.
‘ The line that is bottom Congress should keep 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 effectively outlaw all types of online gambling nationwide (aside from horse race), perhaps the sale that is online of tickets.
Leave it to the States
‘New Jersey policymakers took the initiative to modernize our gaming industry through online gaming,’ said Greenwald.’Yet Congressional action threatens to destroy this innovative and effort that is fledgling it’s the opportunity to succeed on its very own merits. This problem should be left to the states, whom are best positioned to decide if and exactly how gaming that is online work in their communities, not by Washington.’
The bill ended up being introduced final thirty days by Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), and dispu Continue reading