Online poker numbers in New Jersey on the decline

Published on August 4, 2016 in Industry News

Online poker statsOnline poker numbers have been on a decline in New Jersey since the start of 2016. New Jersey has had quite a consistent growth pattern in their online gambling revenue despite the 23.4% decrease of interest in online poker. 

The recent figures released by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement show a 3% increase from the previous month’s online gambling revenue.

“When compared to June 2015 online casino revenue has increased by a massive 40.5% in June 2016.”

Online gambling was officially legalised in New Jersey in 2013 and although other online casino games seem to have finally gained interest, online poker still has a long way to go.

Reasons behind the decrease

According to statistics, the decrease in online poker players could be due to the fact that June has 1 day less than May and online poker traffic generally slows down during summer time. This is due to the fact that people prefer to spend their time doing outdoor activities. 

The month of May also saw the NJ Spring Championship of Online Poker which for obvious reasons inflated the figures for that month. It might seem odd seeing as the World Series of Poker takes place between May 31 and the 18th of July. Instead of partaking in the Series most poker fans tend to watch instead of playing online themselves.

Due to these reasons the online poker figures might have declined in June but this does not count for the other months where the industry saw similar drops. There is still hope that the move to share liquidity with other UK player pools will boost the industry.