According to the law, people under the age of 21 are not allowed to gamble in New Jersey and other states in the U.S. The Garden State, being a gambling and tourism powerhouse is strict when it comes to observing this law.
Underaged gambling is considered a disorderly person’s offense and is the lowest level offense state-wide. Anyone caught in the act gambling may face a fine up to $1,000 or six months in jail. Offenders may also have their drivers’ license suspended for six months.
A particular concern of the Jews is the rising number of dog racetracks in New Jersey. Jews, who are not that familiar with the Talmud’s law comprehension are not aware that gambling is considered bad or evil in Judaism.
The threat of Online Betting and Gambling
Online gambling is taking over the gambling industry in New Jersey. People are able to enjoy all casino games and bets at the comfort of their own home. One, in particular, is dog racetrack betting.
There are websites operating as betting platforms for dog track racing or greyhound racing.
This may sound all good but there have been reports of underaged groups engaging in these online platforms. There is now a movement to further the National Safety Exchange campaign to promote responsible gaming and security.
This campaign is to stop problematic and underaged gambling in different states. It is also a move to stop an even bigger issue of gambling addiction that takes its toll on people of all ages, not just adults and seniors but among the youth as well.
Another problem the National Safety Exchange will tackle is illegal gambling facilities and activities online. There has been a spike in illegal activities of online casino and betting operators.
Future of underage gambling
No future for underaged gambling, that is the future. The government of New Jersey is working with private and public entities in stopping underage gambling that is also highly connected to underage drinking and drug addiction.
The education sector in the state is also looking for a great momentum hoping for more learning facilities to be established in a state dominated by casinos.