Two US States to Legalize Online Bingo


Rumors of online poker have echoed throughout the United States as the first to be taken under consideration. All though that is a major step in the right direction, some states are including a larger sector of online gambling to pass into law.

According to an article in the New York Times the District of Columbia is looking to legalize other forums of online gambling including poker, bingo and blackjack. This would bring in far more revenue for the state than passing online poker alone.

Last year New Jersey lawmakers passed a bill that will legalize a wide range of online gambling but was later vetoed by Mr. Christie. In his veto message he stated: 'nothing contained in the legislation would prohibit commercial establishments outside Atlantic City such as nightclubs, bars, restaurants, cafes and amusement parks from offering Internet gambling opportunities.'

Because of the recent DOJ decision of the Wire Act Mr. Christie has 'given the Justice Department's go-ahead,' the state should move forward with its plans. 'I think New Jersey should be in that business, I think we should be an epicenter for that business, but I want to do it right'.

According to Nelson Rose, a professor at Whittier Law School in California, the states will move much faster to approve Internet gambling than they did to establish lotteries that are now legal in 43 states. Adding: 'The speed of the Internet is more like dog years,' he said. 'It is not going to take four decades. It won't even take one decade.'

Opening up online gambling to a wider audience of players will generate greater profits for states. Until that time the American gambler will still feel the restraints with limited access to their favorite gambling portal.

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