New Jersey lottery tickets could soon be available online, thanks to a bill passed in December that seems to have legalized online lottery sales appropriate under our very noses.
New Jersey Assemblyman John Burzichelli has made no mention publicly of an online lottery, yet his bill appears to have legalized one.
AB 3094, which was finalized into law a couple of weeks ago, flew entirely under everybody’s radar because, mainly because it had been presented as a bill ostensibly to permit Garden State residents to have personal couriers deliver ticket for their door.
Sponsored by Senator Jim Whelan, (D-Atlantic) and Assemblyman John Burzichelli (D-Gloucester), the bill was promoted as exactly that; a form of ‘meals on wheels’ for lottery players, delivering tickets to those that are housebound or have difficulty visiting a shop.
Burzichelli has noted that many other services, such as meals, water and clothing, are already brought to ‘make peoples’ lives easier,’ so just why not lottery tickets?
‘This bill is targeted at saving players’ time and broadening an individual base that provides revenue for services that benefit all New Jersey residents,’ he said in a statement February 13, on the day of its enactment.
What the Bill Claims
Burzechelli has made no mention at all of legalizing online lotteries, but this will be what their bill essentially does, though it’s not yet clear whether state authorities Continue reading “Did New Jersey legalize an Online just Lottery Without Anyone Noticing?”