New Jersey opens nearly 150,000 online gambling accounts
January 24, 2014
Thanks Giving day was probably the time for the state of New Jersey to shine. The Garden State, also known as the gambling state, has had a very difficult past year when tried to fight the federal law that banned the online gambling industry. But New Jersey did not have to push the envelope too far as the country was already questioning this type of federal measures, a bill that hasn't allowed the country to enter the new era of the online casinos and poker rooms. Since its launch on the past month of November 2013, the state of New Jersey has registered nearly 150,000 players; the new tracking systems used on the registration process is being very useful for state and casinos to keep track, as wells as to provide service within the state limits, only to NJ residents. New Jersey's Division of Gaming Enforcement has been the source of this information, publishing this and other details during the last week's meeting.
Other states, in particular, Pennsylvania and California, have been trying to find out the key of NJ success; however, gambling industry's assessors have pointed out the fact that many of these users open accounts in several sites, which would prove that the number of actual players is less than 150,000, although some of these users might not even be from New Jersey. The state has also brought its online casinos to the neighbors as, players from other states can also gamble online while within New Jersey borders. However, players who are now becoming regular customers might perfectly close their accounts with New Jersey once their states initiate the steps to overrule the ban against online gambling, states such as Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Maryland or even New York.