A new casino regulation bill in New Jersey would require online casino sites to promote Atlantic City's land casinos as well, in a move to help promote a casino industry that has been sagging lately.
The bill made it through the Assembly Tourism, Game, and the Arts Committee with a 6-0 vote, and is named Assembly Bill 2811. It would require all internet casinos to have the names of the casino property of which the site operates prominently displayed, on their site and any marketing materials put out there. All casino sites would be inspected for compliance under the bill.
New Jersey politicians are fighting to revive the gambling market in Atlantic City, which is teetering on the brink of bankruptcy following a downward trend in casino revenues as well as a case that has seen the city owing the Borgata Hotel Casino being owed millions in overpaid tax payments.
Commenting on the bill Assemblyman Ralph Caputo said, "Amid all the new stories and headlines, it is easy to forget that Atlantic City still has plenty to offer as far as gambling, dining, shopping and entertainment. We should use every opportunity available to promote the casinos still standing and remind potential customers that there is still plenty to see and do in Atlantic City."