Saturday August 3,2013 : EXTEND ONLINE GAMBLING SERVER LOCATIONS, SAYS FORMER ATLANTIC CITY MAYOR
Sen. Whelan wants to fine-tune New Jersey's online gambling legalization bill
A New Jersey politician and former Atlantic City mayor, Senator James Whelan, introduced an amending bill this week seeking to fine-tune the state's already approved online gambling legalization law by the addition of a provision allowing the wider dispersion of online server equipment.
The NorthJersey.com blog reports that Sen. Whelan justified his amendment by explaining:
“Existing law provides that equipment used in connection with the conduct of Internet gaming at Atlantic City casinos must be located at those casinos.
"This bill would permit such equipment to also be located at a facility within Atlantic City, other than a casino, that is secure, inaccessible to the public, and specifically designed to house that equipment, and where the equipment must be under the complete control of the casino licensee or its Internet gaming affiliate.”
NorthJersey.com notes that the state constitution does not permit gambling outside Atlantic City, and that the online gambling legalization bill worked around this obstacle by making the hosting of servers within AC casinos mandatory.
Persons located anywhere within the state borders will be permitted to gamble online when the market launches in November…but the servers processing the action must be within AC casino premises.
The amendment is not expected to generate opposition.