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ASSEMBLY APPROVES AMODEO AND BROWN iGAMING BILL
Legislation sponsored by Assemblymen John Amodeo and Chris Brown that moves Atlantic City casinos and hotels into the 21st century by permitting casinos to offer electronic versions of their games to be played on mobile wireless devices while on casino property, was approved today by the General Assembly.
Both assemblymen noted that allowing gaming on wireless devices is a natural part of the progression of revitalizing Atlantic City into a world destination resort.
“There are so many enjoyable things to do at Atlantic City’s casinos and hotels, it just makes sense to allow guests to take their games along with them,” said Amodeo, R-Atlantic. “Why not let them win a few hands of blackjack while relaxing at the pool or place bets while waiting for dinner or relaxing in a lounge?”
“We offer better scenery, better accommodations, better restaurants, and, soon, better gaming options, like hand held betting,” continued Amodeo, who noted that Nevada has offered this service since 2005. “This legislation (A-2575/S-1323) is another step toward setting Atlantic City apart from other destinations.”
“People like getting entertainment from mobile devices. Our measure gets government out of the way so casinos can provide guests with the type of fun they want,” said Brown, R-Atlantic. “To keep Atlantic City competitive, we need to make sure the law keeps up with reality and technology.”
“It’s all coming together for Atlantic City,” Brown added. “Casinos are making sizeable investments in their properties. The Tourism District is changing the face of the resort. We have a vibrant promotional campaign underway. Wireless betting keeps the momentum going forward. It’s an exciting time for the resort.”
The bill now head to Gov. Christie for his signature.
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