ATLANTIC CITY - If more states legalize Internet gambling, they should work toward common ground in regulations, New Jersey's top gambling regulator said Monday at a conference here.
If states copy the hodgepodge of models used for the land-based casinos and apply them to Internet casinos, "the industry won't be able to keep up," David L. Rebuck, director of the Division of Gaming Enforcement, said during a panel discussion at the East Coast Gaming Congress. "Shame on us if we don't have those discussions."
Rebuck, who led New Jersey's rushed but widely praised implementation of Internet gambling over nine months last year, said he had opened discussions with Nevada about harmonizing Internet gambling regulations, and had also been in touch with regulators in states that have not legalized online gambling. Among them is Susan Hensel, director of licensing at the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.