Keep on­line gam­bling le­gal, law­mak­ers urge Jus­tice Dept.

The Signal - - BUSINESS -

Fed­eral law­mak­ers from both par­ties in New Jersey asked the U.S. Jus­tice Depart­ment to keep In­ter­net gam­bling le­gal.

In a let­ter Thurs­day to Deputy At­tor­ney Gen­eral Rod Rosen­stein, the law­mak­ers urged the depart­ment not to re­scind its 2011 le­gal opin­ion that In­ter­net gam­bling is per­mis­si­ble un­der fed­eral law.

In­ter­net gam­bling thrives in New Jersey, help­ing At­lantic City’s seven casi­nos re­cover from a three-year pe­riod in which five oth­ers closed.

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