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Atlantic City Casinos Oppose Federal Online Gambling Ban

The Casino Association of New Jersey has voiced its opinion about the Restoration of America's Wire Act, a federal bill that would outlaw online gambling in the United States, claiming the bill is a violation of state's rights.

The New Jersey casino lobbying group has come out on multiple fronts to attack the bill, saying that it strongly urges the US Congress to oppose any attempts that would allow the bill to go through. The group also states that the Garden State has been able to successfully regulate online gambling, and points out that legal online gambling has greatly curtailed punters from visiting offshore sites, increasing player safety.

The CANJ claims that the bill would violate the Tenth Amendment, which allows each state the right to determine specific laws. Furthermore the group goes on to state that the bill would end up: "...causing the loss of millions of dollars invested to date, robbing the State of tax revenues and ongoing economic and employment opportunities for its residents, and foreclosing the potential of casino licensees to foster and create jobs and valuable business ventures focused in the high-tech industry and development of new computer and software technology."

The RAWA is a bill introduced bill introduced by Senator Lindsey Graham and Representative Jason Chaffetz, and would restore the Wire Act to its full power, effectively outlawing internet gambling throughout the United States.

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