New Jersey Steeplechasers Query Online Gambling Law

NEW JERSEY STEEPLECHASERS QUERY ONLINE GAMBLING LAW

31st August, 2013 at 04:30:07
Source: http://www.azonlinecasinos.com

A new law allowing online gambling from Atlantic City beaches could be a problem for an inland event

The residents of the Far Hills community in New Jersey have asked Governor Chris Christie to hold off on a signing a new law designed to permit online gambling from Atlantic City beaches.

They fear that the law could have unintended side effects on the community and want more information before the legislation is signed into state law.

Far Hills is the setting for the Far Hills Race Meeting aka The Hunt, a steeplechase event that attracts crowds of up to 30,000 fans and provides funding for the local hospital foundation.

Once you allow online gambling, what happens to people who want to gamble with actual cash? Far Hills mayor Paul Vallone said to The Daily Record newspaper Friday. Who provides security and oversight? Is it something we even want to have here where there are families and kids?

Vallone claims that Far Hills residents first learned about the gambling provision in a meeting last month, when race officials said they hoped to allow offsite, telecasting and Internet cloud-based betting in 2014.

The newspaper reports that the gambling provision, which the non-profit Far Hills Race Meeting Association lobbied for, was quietly inserted into bills originally meant to allow horse race gambling on the beaches of Atlantic City.

The legislation was passed unanimously by the New Jersey Assembly and Senate late June 2013.

Residents claim that no-one bothered to tell the Far Hills community about the amendment - not even Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick, a primary sponsor of the bill and one of lawmakers representing the borough.

Mayor Vallone has invited Bramnick and race officials to a Far Hills Borough Council meet on September 9, to discuss the implications of the new law.

Residents have been scarred by bad behaviour in recent years at an annual tailgating event, which has brought with it hard-drinking, unruly crowds, and worry about the impact of gambling.

Related News Tags: ,



« News index »



BULLISH FORECAST FOR PENNSYLVANIA ONLINE GAMBLING

28th March, 2017 at 19:47:54
Hundreds of millions of dollars in new tax revenue possible with legalisation.

MORE DETAILS ON COSTA ONLINE GAMBLING LEGALISATION BILL IN PENNSYLVANIA (Update)

21st March, 2017 at 21:54:56
Senator Jay Costa introduces his bill SB524 with the support of three other senators.

NOW WEST VIRGINIA EYES ONLINE GAMBLING LEGALISATION

18th March, 2017 at 06:34:19
New legalisation bill follows earlier challenge to PASPA

REPUBLICANS FILE ANTI-ONLINE GAMBLING BILL IN PENNSYLVANIA

14th March, 2017 at 08:11:41
HB801 has echoes of last year's unsuccessful attempt authored by former Representative (now Senator) Mario Scavello.

BETFAIR BREAKS EVEN IN NEW JERSEY

11th March, 2017 at 07:26:29
Profitability in sight as licensed online partnership with Golden Nugget prospers and US television assets grow.