Friday December 05,2014 : NEW JERSEY POLITICIAN WANTS TOUGHER LICENSING REGIME
 
Avowed online gambling opponent behind new bill.
 
New Jersey Assemblyman Ralph Caputo is known for his anti-online gambling opinions, and a recent op-ed piece in which he advocated the exclusion of Pokerstars from the New Jersey legalised online gambling market
 
Caputo was in the headlines again this week with his latest legislative proposal – a bid to force online gambling operators to submit to even more stringent and public investigation before being granted a licence.
 
The bill has thus far achieved some traction; it has been unanimously progressed by the Assembly Tourism, Gaming and Arts Committee which has approved its provisions requiring online gambling applicants to obtain full casino licenses, a process involving intense investigation, public hearings and the permission of the state Casino Control Commission.