New Jersey is one of only three states in America where intra state online gambling is permitted, the other two states are Nevada and Delaware. In these three states players may legally gamble online when the online casino market in each state is launched but players who wish to visit an online casino in New Jersey towards the end of this year must be physically present within the state at the time of playing online.
The Governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie already vetoed the launch of online gambling but after several amendments were made to the original plans he finally approved the setting up of an online gambling sector in New Jersey in February last.
According to the legislation for internet gambling which was passed in February, the online gambling industry in New Jersey should be up and running by the end of November 2013. To this end land based casinos within the state were invited to apply for approval to set up online casinos by the beginning of July. Under the state’s online gambling law only land based casinos were to be allowed to apply to the Division of Gaming Enforcement for a licence to operate an online casino. Another term of the agreement is that the New Jersey land based casinos must join with an existing online gaming company in order to operate an online casino.
It is possible for these existing companies to be based outside the United States once they apply for a New Jersey licence.A sign of the great interest in online gaming is the fact that all of the twelve land based New Jersey casinos have applied for an online gaming licence. Several land based casinos have let it be known which online groups they will partner with. Caesars Entertainment which has four casinos in the state will partner with 888 casino the online gaming group based in Gibraltar. Another Gibraltar online gaming company, Bwin is to work with the Borgata Casino and Atlantic City’s Trump Taj Mahal Casino is to form a partnership with the Ultimate Gaming group.