Assembly OKs mobile-device gambling

Posted: June 26, 2012

The Assembly approved legislation to allow mobile gambling devices at Atlantic City casinos was approved 77-0-2 Monday — allowing the Shore resort to offer what Las Vegas has offered since 2006.

"In order to remain attractive to visitors and competitive with neighboring states, it's important that Atlantic City keep up with the latest innovations and trends," said Assemblyman John Burzichelli (D., Gloucester), one of the prime sponsors.

The bill, described by sponsors as "a smart 21st-century adaptation," allows patrons to enjoy gaming while waiting for a dinner reservation at a casino restaurant, at a casino lounge, or poolside at any A.C. casino.

The mobile gaming device must not extend outside the property boundaries of a casino hotel facility. The full Senate must concur on the amended Assembly bill.

— Suzette Parmley

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