Legislation to allow Atlantic City casinos to offer some games on the Internet has stalled in committee in New Jersey.
Legislation to legalize Internet gambling passed the Nevada Senate on a 17-4 vote Monday and was sent to Gov. Kenny Guinn. The Associated Press reported that Internet gaming could be worth $6 billion to the state's casino industry by 2003.The measure was approved even though the United States Justice Department considers Internet gambling illegal. The pari-mutuel industry fought that battle last year when it attempted to gain exemptions for account wagering in federal legislation.Internet gambling provisions were included in legislation designed to create a uniform work-card system for casino employees. Before anything takes place, the state Gaming Control Board and state Gaming Commission must draft and adopt rules to govern Internet gambling.