‘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 their state’s annual Chamber of Commerce trip to Washington DC the other day 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, that will be supported by nevada Sands chairman Sheldon Adelson, and would effectively outlaw all types of online gambling nationwide (aside from horse racing), even the online sale of lottery tickets.
Leave it towards the States
‘New Jersey policymakers took the initiative to modernize our gaming industry through online video gaming,’ said Greenwald.’Yet Congressional action threatens to destroy this innovative and effort that is fledgling it’s an opportunity to be successful on its very own merits. This dilemma should be left to the states, who are best positioned to decide if and exactly how gaming that is online work in their communities, not by Washington.’
The bill was introduced final thirty days by Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), and Continue reading New Jersey Politicos Attack Federal Anti-Gambling Bill