Pennsylvania Loses Casino Revenues To Neighboring New Jersey Online Gambling
The state of New Jersey is considered the most profitable online gambling market in the U.S currently. With only three states offering internet gambling it stands to reason that the neighboring states would potentially lose clientele to the new online operators.
One of the main justifications for states wanting to legalize online gambling is the simple fact that they are losing out to illegal offshore operators. Whether legal or not it is a simple reality that punters given the choice will gladly gamble online instead of venturing out to brick and mortar casinos. This is particularly true if there is bad weather and residents are bound to their homes.
In the past eight years New Jersey lost a lot of gambling revenues to neighboring Pennsylvania. Whether it is coincidence or not, ever since New Jersey has started offering online gambling the brick and mortar casinos in Pennsylvania have been severely cut into.
A spokesman for the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, Richard McGarvey is blaming the sudden loss on the snow no less which he says prevented gamblers for reaching the casinos. The bad weather however benefited New Jersey as who of us would not enjoy a flutter online when confined to our homes. The comfort and convenience of internet gambling cannot to be denied whether it’s raining or sunny outside. It is no surprise that many states who do not have online gambling as an option are keen to get on the moving train as without it thy will be left behind.