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History of New Jersey Online Gambling

Introduction

Online gambling in the US has faced many ups and downs, but there’s nowhere it’s thriving more today than in New Jersey. In the early days of the internet, online gambling sites were operated easily throughout the country. After some time, poker sites arrived when the law made it difficult for online casino sites to do well. In 2011, the online poker sites were shut down. In 2010, a bill was introduced to the Senate with the intention to pave the way for regulated online poker and casino games. Finally, New Jersey passed legislation for online poker and casino games in 2013.

Timeline of history

  • In December 2017, the Supreme Court hears New Jersey’s challenge to PASPA.
  • In November 2017, legal online gaming sites in the Garden State set a new yearly revenue record.
  • In October 2017, Golden Nugget debuts a new live dealer game.
  • In May 2017, Hard Rock buys the shuttered Trump Taj Mahal Casino. Betfair joins Golden Nugget in offering live dealer online casino games in New Jersey.
  • In March 2017, Ten Ac launched a social casino site in New Jersey.
  • In November 2016, voters in New Jersey overwhelmingly voted against a plan to expand legal Garden State gambling beyond the borders of Atlantic City.
  • In February 2016, Borgata ends its partnership bwin.party to switch over to game account network.
  • In October 2015, Amaya announces that the NJDGE approved poker stars to operate in NJ.
  • In July 2015, Connecticut tribal casino Mohegan Sun announces it is entering NJ online gambling.
  • In February 2015, the New Jersey Division of Gaming announces that for the prior three months, online gambling began to have a steady upswing of revenue.
  • In September 2014, Ultimate Gaming leaves New Jersey after it failed to capture the amount of traffic necessary to sustain its business.
  • In July 2013, a press release from the NJ Division of Gaming Enforcement announces that 16 partnership casino company applications have been received.
  • In April 2013, Caesars Entertainment begins the application process to obtain an NJ Internet gaming license.
  • In December 2012, the NJ Assembly passed bill A2578 and then quickly moves on to the Senate.
  • In November 2010, the Lesniaks bill passed the NJ Senate by a 29-5 margin.