New Jersey Bans

Wednesday, January 26, 2000
New Jersey's governor signed into law a bill prohibiting the operation of gaming "cruises to nowhere" from the state. The gaming prohibition does not apply to "gambling activity conducted on U.S.-flagged or foreign-flagged vessels during travel from a foreign nation or another state or possession of the U.S. up to the point of first entry into New Jersey waters, or during travel to a foreign nation or another state or possession of the U.S. from the point of departure from New Jersey waters." Assembly No. 983, sponsored by Assemblyman Kenneth LeFevre (R-Atlantic) and Francis Blee (R-Atlantic) took effect immediately upon signing.

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