Caputo Bill to Promote Atlantic City Casinos in Online Gaming Sites Advanced by Assembly Panel

(TRENTON) – Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Ralph Caputo (D-Essex) requiring gaming websites affiliated with Atlantic City casinos to promote the casinos on their websites and advertising was released Thursday by the Assembly Tourism, Gaming and the Arts Committee.

“Amid all the new stories and headlines, it is easy to forget that Atlantic City still has plenty to offer as far as gambling, dining, shopping and entertainment,” said Caputo (D-Essex), who chairs the committee. “We should use every opportunity available to promote the casinos still standing and remind potential customers that there is still plenty to see and do in Atlantic City.”

The bill (A-2811) would require each casino licensee that conducts Internet gaming in partnership with its Internet gaming affiliate under a license issued by the Division of Gaming Enforcement to prominently advertise the name of the casino and its Atlantic City property on each Internet gaming website it operates under that license, and to prominently print, display, announce, or otherwise disseminate that name on each form of Internet gaming advertisement conducted by the licensee or its Internet gaming affiliate. The bill would require the division to review each licensee’s Internet gaming website and Internet gaming advertisement for compliance with these requirements.

The bill would take effect immediately.