ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Internet gambling is growing slowly in New Jersey, less than three months after it started.
But casino executives and industry analysts say the increased use of cellphones to place bets, which is starting to happen, could accelerate the growth of the nascent industry in New Jersey.READ MORE: Segura 2 HRs, Nola Sharp, Phillies Beat Mets, Win 4th In Row
The casinos won $7.4 million over the Internet in December. January’s $9.5 million represented a 28 percent increase.READ MORE: 2 Men Killed, 1 In Critical Condition After Shooting Inside North Philadelphia Deli
Casinos including the Borgata, Caesars, Tropicana, Trump Plaza and the Taj Mahal offer Internet gambling over mobile devices, while others are planning them in the near future.
Fitch Ratings says it expects the rollout of mobile device gambling to speed up the growth of Internet gambling in New Jersey.MORE NEWS: Man Shot To Death On Front Porch In North Philadelphia, Police Say
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