Great news was announced on February 27 as online gambling is now legalized in the state of New Jersey. Online gambling has been a hot topic in the United States for quite some time and persistently lawmakers made their way through congress. Republican governor Chris Christie singed the “Internet Gaming Bill,” after the state had amended the initial law. The law was amended to further guarantee player safety.
The signing of this law is another major step to the return of online gambling in the United States. For many years online gambling was a huge grey area in which many unsupervised companies offered their services. Now, after the new bill goes into affect, there will be a strictly supervised system in which brick and mortar casinos can offer online gaming. This will make it easier for players to see which websites they can trust with their Blackjack, Roulette and Slots action.
An important reason for legalizing online gambling in New Jersey was the decline of Atlantic City revenue. Atlantic City is the second biggest city in the United States geared fully towards gambling. In 2011 all Atlantic City casinos recorded a $3.3 billion revenue, a 25% decrease compared to 2001. Internet gambling is looking to support the struggling East Coast by attracting a bigger player pool.
In order to partake in online gambling, player will have to go through quite the process. Every player will be registered with a brick and mortar casino to obtain the right to wager money in the online casino. Casinos themselves have to go through a much more complicated system in order to get a license to offer online gambling.