ATLANTIC CITY AND BEYOND – A bill that seeks to modernize gaming in Atlantic City was advanced by the Assembly Appropriations Committee Monday.
The bill, (A-2575), sponsored by Ruben Ramos (D-33rd Dist.), seeks to make various changes to the law governing casino gaming, including allowing casinos to offer electronic versions of authorized games to be played on mobile devices in any area within the property boundaries of the casino hotel facility.
“With all of the increasing attractions in Atlantic City, this is a great way to appease everyone,” said Ramos who also serves as chairman of the Gaming Committee. “If a couple or a group of friends go down and somebody wants to lounge by the pool, or take in a show or dinner, those who want to take advantage of gaming attractions can now have it at their fingertips so they don’t have to miss out on any of the action. In order to position Atlantic City to remain competitive with neighboring states, we need to embrace the future.”
The bill would also allow casinos to offer items such as cars, electronic devices, and more to bring more people to New Jersey casinos.
The legislation, which is also sponsored by John Burzichelli (D-3rd Dist.), will now be considered by the full assembly. -Stephen LaMarca