State Senator Raymond Lesniak of Union proposed a bill recently which would allow for New Jersey casinos to expand their operations overseas, capturing a market which could attract millions of new gamblers to their websites.
Chris Krafcik, a researcher for the industry news source Gambling Compliance, said in an interview that an unprecedented number of states are now considering laws which would allow for legalized online gambling in some form. This trend which began in 2013 is only expected to grow during the course of the new year.
In addition to the states considering new laws regulating online gambling, a few are also debating whether or not residents should be able to purchase lottery tickets online. So far, Illinois, Minnesota, and Georgia are the only three states that allow the purchase of tickets over the internet.
Unfortunately, despite a growing trend among states to revise and update gambling laws, there doesn't appear to be any new national legislation on the horizon which would expand or revise Federal laws.
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