With just over a month to go to the launch of regulated online gambling in New Jersey, major casino operators both land based and online are preparing to enter a potentially very lucrative market. Even with gambling restrictions in place in the United States, it is estimated that over 2 and a half billion dollars were spent on gambling in 2012. New Jersey is one of only three states that are legalizing internet gambling but for the moment this will only be legal intra state.
Operators are still working on having inter state online gambling made legal. So at the moment the race is between Delaware, Nevada and New Jersey. In contrast to Nevada, New Jersey has permitted all casino games in its online gambling legislation while Nevada has so far only legalised online poker.
Two major online casino operators Betfair and 888 Holdings are getting ready to launch internet casinos as soon as they become legal. Gibraltar based 888 Holdings (888 casino), which is active in Nevada has formed a partnership with Caesars Interactive Entertainment to launch its online casino in New Jersey. Another European company, Betfair, the largest online betting exchange in the world also based in Gibraltar, is ready to start operations in New Jersey. Over the next few weeks final details for all potential online casinos will be clarified in preparation for the 26th of November.