Here’s what I’m looking at. I’m in Florida and not having any trouble finding online casinos to play Caribbean Poker at. This is because I know the sources to go to for a list of reputable and top rated online casinos available to US players. Just check out http://www.onlinecasinos.org/us-casinos/ to see what I mean. But the politicians are still acting like we don’t have online gambling in the US and it’s all up to them. Hey, maybe they don’t get out often enough. Maybe we don’t want politicians who spend their day gambling online. But you know, I wouldn’t mind if they did act in a way that made it possible for me to gamble at a US run casino.
Well, New Jersey wants to give me my wish. If they do, does it mean I have to forgive them for Snookie? Because, New Jersey, I don’t think we’re at that stage in our relationship yet. But back to the news. New Jersey has been working to pass a bill that would allow online gambling to be run out of Atlantic City casinos by the end of this year. They want to be out the gate with online gambling before the other states even catch their breath (though Nevada is ahead of them with online poker).
But it turns out there is a method to their rush to be first. They don’t just want to offer gambling to those in New Jersey, which is what we all thought they were after. No, with the change in the interpretation of the Wire Act of 1961, they want to be able to offer gambling anywhere in the US that will allow them in. Which means they could offer solutions to states like Iowa, who haven’t been able to get their own online gambling bills off the ground. Now the question is – would other states allow this without some financial benefits to the state? And if so, what is New Jersey willing to give up?