New Jersey Senator keen on international online betting


New Jersey Senator Ray Lesniak has revealed plans to introduce a bill that would allow the US state to share player pools with other regulated markets around the world.

Speaking to local New Jersey media, Lesniak said that although his bill had not yet been written, the legislative piece would seek to remove a clause that requires online operators that take bets in the state to have servers based in Atlantic City.

The current requirement means operators are unable to share player pools with other regulated markets, including Nevada and Delaware, the only other states in the US to have legalised certain forms of online gambling.

Lesniak is a long-standing supporter of internet gambling and played a major role in drawing up the initial regulatory framework when New Jersey opted to legalise online gaming in 2013.

“I’ve changed my mission from making New Jersey the Silicon Valley of Internet gaming to the Mecca of internet gaming,” Lesniak said, according to

“Online gaming has helped Atlantic City to revive its casino sector with a success that we can expand in ways that will generate more revenue, create jobs and fuel technological innovation in gaming.”

Lesniak’s comments come after New Jersey Governor Chris Christie last month signed a bill calling for US President Donald Trump to oppose any legislation that would prohibit individual states in the country from regulating online gaming.


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