NEW JERSEY ONLINE GAMBLING LAUNCHES WITHOUT A HITCH

Published on December 16, 2013 in Industry News

The United States is known for its tough stance on online casinos, but thanks to a recent change in legislation, New Jersey online gambling is now legal and you can now play both poker and casino games online!

The law now permits online gambling sites to offer casino and poker games to people who are located in New Jersey and it's a launch that the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement says went on 'without a single glitch.' The public launch came after a total of five days of testing of the gaming and payment systems on 13 approved US online gambling websites.

This US online gambling launch came just six months after the passage of online poker legislation that legalized poker in Nevada and seven years after the United States Senate approved the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act, better known as UIGEA.

The approved New Jersey online gambling venues include 888 Holdings, Caesars Interactive Entertainment and Amaya Gaming, among others.

Thousands of New Jersey casino lovers registered on that day and many online casino sites reported having more than a thousand NJ players on-site at a time.

During the five-day trial period, a number of issues were ironed out. The most common problem was related to geolocation problems, where the player was, indeed, located in New Jersey, but the online casinos' location detection systems weren't recognizing this fact. But it appears this issue was remedied in time for the official launch, according to the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement.

This latest launch is a very significant event in the US online gambling world, which remains very restrictive in the USA. Online casinos are open to residents of most European countries and beyond, but very few accept players in the U.S.