New Jersey, Pennsylvania oppose online gambling shift
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The attorneys general of Pennsylvania and New Jersey have registered their objection to a Department of Justice legal opinion that could affect online gambling.
The opinion last month indicated federal laws against interstate transmission of gambling information could apply to online gambling. That reversed a 2011 DOJ opinion.
Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Nevada have legalized online gambling and allow poker players to play online across the states. Pennsylvania began online gambling in 2017.
In a letter Tuesday, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said online gambling produces more than $350 million in annual revenue in the state.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro joined Grewal in opposing the new opinion.
Grewal also filed a public records request for communications between the DOJ and casino groups opposed to online gambling.