New Jersey’s Online Gambling Launch Set For Nov.26
New Jersey is currently one of three U.S. states that have legalized online gambling. Recently Gov. Chris Christie suffered a setback with losing a decision by the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia which put plans for online sports betting on hold. The good news however is that they are to launch online gambling shortly. Nevada was the first to offer real money online poker with the launch of Ultimate Poker in April. Residents of Delaware are just around the corner with an expected launch in the coming months.
The launch of internet gambling in New Jersey has been confirmed to begin on Nov. 26 which will be preceded by a five day test phase from Nov. 21.According to a report in the Associated Press the state Gaming Enforcement Division the 12 Atlantic City casinos will commence the “soft-play” period on Nov. 21 for invited guests.
Of course one of the requirements for legalized online gambling in New Jersey will be that gamblers will have to physically be present within the state boundaries. This is the same regulation as Nevada but there are hopes and expectations of states creating compacts which would allow cross-state gambling.