Ruela’s jackpot was the first seven-figure online prize in New Jersey, and the third-largest prize won by a gambler in the state this year, including Internet and land-based casinos.
At a time when some in Pennsylvania are looking at online gambling as a potential source of revenue, two state lawmakers are proposing to crack down on it.
A new poll finds more New Jersey residents want to smoke pot than gamble over the Internet.
Internet gambling is off to a slow start in New Jersey, but nearly everyone involved or interested in it expects online betting to gain steam in 2014.
“Pennsylvanians like gambling where it is right now,” Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, said.
“At the moment, we’re looking at 63 million mobile gambling users. But this will increase; by 2018, we’re expecting it to be about 164 million users,” analyst Sian Rowlands says.
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.
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.
The latest to enter the fray is a British company you’ve probably never heard of.
Caesars Entertainment is taking steps to spin off its online gambling venture into a separate company.
Atlantic City casino operators are looking for new options to turn their fortunes around as profits continue to shrink in the midst of increased competition from other states.
New Jersey legislators have once again approved a plan to allow for online gambling within the state. And this time, proponents expect Governor Chris Christie to approve it.
New Jersey’s state Assembly and Senate are both planning to approve the changes the governor asked for earlier this month when he vetoed an online betting bill.
Michael Frawley, who is in charge at the Atlantic Club, is optimistic. That casino is being purchased by an online gambling firm.