The State Senator of New Jersey Ray Lesniak has come out against Sheldon Adelson. Earlier this month Sheldon Adelson pleaded with the Federal Government to ban all online gambling once again rather it be on a state or federal level.
Speaking against Sheldon Adelson Mr. Lesniak said, “As a state we have been given the authority to have online gambling in New Jersey. Our State Regulators have done nothing but an amazing job reviewing over any online gambling problems in our state. Allowing for a federal ban of online gambling in my state would cause for a major economic shut down that I won’t have.
He continued on by saying, “Mr. Adelson has already started a campaign against legal online gambling in my state. In return this will allow for thousands of citizens in my state to lose their jobs and billions of dollars being lost into my state’s economy.
The statements made by New Jersey State Senator stated becoming more personal with the senator saying, “Mr. Adelson you should put your campaign efforts into the most negative part of gambling in our country and that’d be lottery sales. Anyone can buy a lottery ticket at any Convenience store, people in run down areas of our country can go spend their wages on lottery tickets with hardly any chances of winning in return.”
“All I ever wanted for my state was that it become more profitable and enjoyable place for my citizens to live. I have been able to accomplish those goals and will not let a land based casino owner ruin my state’s progress.”
The New Jersey Casino Control Commission released a list of its approved online gamblin groups These groups and these groups alone can operate within the state of New Jersey. Others such as PokerStars won’t be able to operate in New Jersey due to “The Rational Group” being declined of a gambling license in the state.
The current groups who have been given the go ahead to operate in the state during soft launch and full launch is Bally and 888, Tropicana and Gamesys, Ceasers – 888 – Amaya Gaming, Golden Nugget -Bally Technologies, Ultimate Gaming and Trump Taj Mahal, Trump Plaza- GameAccount and Borgata -Bwin.Party.
There are other online gambling groups that has applied for a New Jersey E-Gaming License but have yet to be given the go ahead. The reason for this is because these gambling groups haven’t partnered up with a casino yet. These gambling firms include Evolution Gaming, Genesis Gaming, Pala Interactive, Betable, WMS (Scientific Games Subsidiary William Interactive), Paddy Power, Rush Street Interactive and Scientific Games International. Once these gambling groups partner up with a casino they’ll be able to operate in the great state of New Jersey.
The biggest news of all for this list is the fact that PokerStars hasn’t been approved to operate in the state. The Rational Group has been put under fire due to their last CEO and Founder being a part of a known illegal gambling activities. The state of New Jersey fears for the potential loss of their citizens money and that is why PokerStars has yet to been approved.