Since New Jersey embraced legal gambling in 2013, there has been a ballooning questionable relationship between legal online casinos/sportsbooks and college administrations. Last month, the rise in these deals captured the attention of one NJ lawmaker. The legislation drafted by Assembly Deputy Speaker Mila Jasey could redefine the partnerships between sportsbooks and colleges/universities.
Introduced on May 25, Bill A5498 seeks to ensure public colleges and universities partnered with NJ online casino apps and sportsbooks implement a gambling addiction prevention program. The program would provide students with information promoting responsible gambling behavior.