(TRENTON) – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Ralph Caputo, Troy Singleton and Cleopatra Tucker requiring gaming websites affiliated with Atlantic City casinos to promote the casinos on their websites and advertising was approved Thursday by an Assembly committee.
“This has been tough year for Atlantic City, with several casinos shuttered. But there is still plenty to see and do in this town and people need to know that,” said Caputo (D-Essex). “This bill provides an opportunity to expand advertising and get the word out about the casinos still standing.”
The bill (A-3348) would require a casino licensee conducting Internet gambling in New Jersey in partnership with an online affiliate to prominently advertise the name of the associated Atlantic City casino on its gaming websites and online advertisements. The bill would take effect immediately.
“We should use every opportunity available to promote Atlantic City. This bill provides another avenue for casinos still doing business in Atlantic City to reach potential costumers who may want some entertainment options along with their gambling,” said Singleton (D-Burlington).
“Atlantic City is more than just gambling,” said Tucker (D-Essex). “By promoting and advertising on these gambling sites, we can reach people who may want to gamble and take advantage of the entertainment, shopping and dining options that Atlantic City has to offer.”
The bill was advanced by the Assembly Tourism, Gaming and the Arts Committee.