A down year with a strong finish. That’s how New Jersey gaming officials describe the profits of the 12 Atlantic City casinos last year.
Internet gambling is growing slowly in New Jersey, less than three months after it started.
Atlantic City’s casino revenue fell below $3 billion last year for the first time in 22 years, as increasing competition in the northeastern U.S. continued to shrink the market.
In late November, New Jersey became the third state in the nation to permit Internet gambling within its borders.
The number of people signing up for Internet gambling in New Jersey continues to rise.
Play is confined to within the state of New Jersey but some problems have been encountered, such as credit cards being rejected because banks and card issuers want no parts of online gaming.
A half dozen Atlantic City casinos are now offering internet gaming to players within the state of New Jersey — and that has some people worried for those who don’t know when to stop.
New Jersey is now the largest venue in America to offer online wagering.
Starting today, New Jersey joins only two other states — Delaware and Nevada — in offering Internet gambling within its borders.
New Jersey gambling regulators gave six casinos the green light to offer Internet gambling statewide on Monday.
Would-be gamblers from at least 23 states tried to log onto casino gambling websites in the first night of New Jersey’s test of online betting.
North Jersey state senator Raymond Lesniak wants to allow international web gambling companies to be able to set up shop in the state, preferably in Atlantic City.
Mitchell Garber, CEO of Caesars Interactive Entertainment, was grilled on how he oversaw gambling for a firm based in Gibraltar that accepted online bets from Americans.
New Jersey, like many other states, allows people who feel they have a gambling problem to place their names on a list of those who are not allowed to enter any of Atlantic City’s 12 casinos.
State lottery director Vernon Kirk said Tuesday that officials will conduct a “soft launch” of online gambling on Thursday with a select group of preferred players.