There has been quite a bit of news about gambling laws in the United States over the past few years. With the advent of Online Casinos it was only a matter of time before countries all over the world had to review their policies.
Especially as the online gaming industry pulls in billions of dollars in revenue each year.
A quick guide to New Jerseys online gambling laws
New Jersey is one of the very few states that has always been a bit more lenient with their gambling laws. It is, in fact, the site of the first ever casino resorts in the well-known Atlantic City.
New Jersey was the second state in America to legalize gambling
As a means to generate a revenue fund for the disabled and aged, New Jersey authorized the opening of brick and mortar casinos.
Gambling was legalized in New Jersey in 1976 with Atlantic City opening the first casino in the State. Soon after it opened its doors another 16 casinos were opened, most of them being in Atlantic City as well.
Casino based racism
A case some years back involving one of Donald Trump’s casinos set an example to others when it was fined $200 000 for allegedly keeping its black staff away from one of its patrons.
Not wanting to lose high roller Robert LiButti’s business, Trump Plaza kept its black staff off the floor and out of view while LiButti was in the casino.
LiButti was known for his public beratement of both women and blacks. He did not mince his words and did not care how foul his language was. Court documents revealed his lewd obscene references made to women and the horrific racist slurs he loved to throw about.
LiButti was known to have been connected to John Gotti a well-known Mob boss and as such was banned from many casinos in New Jersey. Trump denied ever knowing LiButti and did not know what he looked like.
This was refuted by LiButti’s daughter who exclaimed that Trump had lied about his relationship with her father.
Trump has had a long history of going up against the Native American tribal casinos. Some of the current casino laws could actually be assumed as quite racist, based on the fact that there are not many casinos owned by Native Americans outside of tribal lands.
There are a few that are managed and or operated by various Native American Casino Groups but not owned.
There are many instances where organized crime has a direct link to illegal gambling. Even some legal casinos have alleged links to organized crime syndicates. Because most of these syndicates tend to be run by minority groups it brings about racial tension.
Gambling is also one of the most profitable industries around, as well as being highly addictive.
Just like street drugs where there is high profit to be made it is going to bring in the gangs, mobs and greedy elements. As such, the government increases regulations on the industry to try and gain more control to flush out crime.
But, as Native American casinos are sovereign nations they are restricted in their governance.
As the US government can regulate gambling on tribal land there is not much they can do about organized crime. In order to get some sort of order in these casinos, the FBI and NIGC teamed up to form a Workgroup whose main purpose is to combat the crime and corruption in these casinos.