Chris Christie has Signed Off on Gambling Self-Exclusion Bill
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has signed into law legislation that would permit gamblers to self-exclude themselves from casinos and online websites.
The law applies to anyone who signs up and makes a request. Previously, individuals would have had to demonstrate that they had a gambling problem.
"Admitting on a document that you are a problem gambler is a step many New Jerseyans may not be ready to make, even if they are confronting their problem," said Assemblyman Ralph R. Caputo (D-Essex). "Many may feel the document is a stigma that can be used against them, but with this option, they can now get some help without having to make that potentially embarrassing admission."
Ban options can last from one year to five years to life. Nearly 1600 names of state residents are already on the list.
- Vito Conti