Apex Engineering: Accident ReconstructionForensic Engineering Product Liability
The Paramus Post - Greater Paramus News and Lifestyle Webzine
Friday, October 24 2014 @ 06:21 AM EDT
Advertise Your Business - Tageting Bergen, Passaic Counties and North Jersey
Share

Eustace Bill to Allow New Jersey Residents to Participate in Contests of Skill Signed into Law

Law Brings Common Sense & Eliminates Confusion over Contests

Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Tim Eustace to bring an end to an archaic state law that bars New Jersey residents from participating in contests of skill has been signed into law.


The law (A-3624) provides that participation by a New Jersey resident in a contest of skill in which a participant pays an entry fee for the opportunity to win money or something else of value is not considered a game of chance, does not constitute unlawful gambling and will not subject the participant or the sponsor of the contest to any civil or criminal liability.
"This addresses the reluctance of some contest sponsors to accept entries from New Jersey residents because of their belief doing so would violate New Jersey's gambling laws," said Eustace (D-Bergen/Passaic). "As it stood, New Jersey residents were barred from participating in anything even as simple as a baking or photography contest. The confusion on this point was apparently the result of a misinterpretation of New Jersey case law that addresses gambling, so let's clear this up and bring some common sense."
Under the law, the term "contest of skill" is defined to mean any contest where the winner or winners are selected solely on the quality of an entry in the contest as determined by a panel of judges using uniform criteria to assess the quality of entries. However, a "contest of skill" does not include any contest, game, pool, gaming scheme or gaming device in which the outcome depends in a material degree upon an element of chance.
On the Net:
The Assembly Democratic Office Web site
NJ Assembly Dems on YouTube
NJ Assembly Dems on Vimeo
NJ Assembly Dems on Facebook
NJ Assembly Dems on Twitter
NJ Assembly Dems e-mail alerts

comments powered by Disqus

Adsense R01 300x250

Home Sidebar Ad 1

Home Sidebar 2

Top 10 Stories in 30 Days

Top 10 Stories in the last 30 Days

Adsense R02 300x250

Text Sponsor Ads

Trinity Presbyterian Church
Join the purpose driven church exercising faith, hope, and love because nothing else matters...
www.TrinityFamily.org
Spivak Lighting
Lamp Repairs, Chandeliers, Track Lighting, Outdoor Lamps, Recess Lighting, Paddle Fans, Consultation
www.spivaklighting.com
StoneMicro Web Technologies
Dynamic Website Development, Content Management System, Blogs, Web design, Web hosting services
www.StoneMicro.com
Sponsor ParamusPost

Popular tags at this site

Error in PHP Block. Function, phpblock_tag_cloud, does not exist.