PolitickerNJ Wire Feed
Assemblyman Amodeo Ready to Pass Amendments Putting Internet Gaming Back Onto Governor’s Desk
Assemblyman John Amodeo, who represents New Jersey’s 2nd Legislative District that includes Atlantic City, responded to the Governor’s conditional veto of S-1565, which authorizes Internet gaming at Atlantic City casinos.
“The Governor’s expressed concerns can easily be addressed,” said Amodeo. “I have already spoken Assemblymen Burzichelli and Ramos, who serve with me on the Assembly Regulatory Oversight and Gaming Committee. We accept the Governor’s proposed amendments and will work together to get these passed by the Legislature as soon as possible and back onto the Governor’s desk for consideration.” Amodeo pointed out that the Assembly has voting sessions scheduled for February 14th, 21st, and March 21st.
Under the bill, Atlantic City's 12 casinos would run the online gambling operations from Atlantic City, and pay a 10 percent tax on winnings, up from the normal 8 percent tax on traditional casino revenue. Today the Governor recommended extending the existing prohibitions on casino related employment for State employees and the Legislature to Internet gaming licensees; that State elected officials disclose past and present representation of Internet gaming licenses; additional funding to benefit compulsive gambling treatment; an annual analysis of problems associated with these new games; and a sunset of the law after 10-years giving future leaders the opportunity to revise Internet gaming.
“It’s a critical piece of legislation for Atlantic City and New Jersey as a whole,” said Amodeo. “This is a big step, and I think the Governor is right in being cautious but these changes will help get this done. This bill will allow Atlantic City to compete more effectively, increase tax revenues and save thousands of jobs.”
Assemblyman John Amodeo / 609-677-8266
In his role as chairman of the Republican Governors Association (RGA), Gov. Chris Christie campaigned in Wisconsin today with fellow Republican Gov. Scott Walker.Read More >
Winners and Losers: Week of September 22nd WINNERS Tom MacArthur In arguably the most competitive contest of the season, the CD3 Republican candidate forced Comcast to take down an inaccurate Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) television advertisement – the second of three forced off the air. "Our attorney was...
By JEFF BRINDLE It is critical that the Legislature soon enact a pending bill that would ensure the state’s Gubernatorial Public Financing Program is available in the event of a special election for governor. Not only is there no current legal... Read More >
"After not responding to messages all week seeking an interview about the campaign, Garrett’s spokeswoman said on Friday afternoon that she would try to set one up, but did not respond further. Garrett has not released any announcements of where he would be campaigning, though he has posted pictures on social media on Sept. 8 from the Greenwood Lake Air Show in West Milford and on Sept. 14 from the Hackettstown Street Fair. Garrett has not agreed to any debates so far." - columnist Herb Jackson- The Bergen Record
Press releases are submitted by PolitickerNJ users, not by staff. They do not represent the viewpoint of PolitickerNJ.com.