New Jersey Residents Gamble during Thanksgiving

The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) revealed that during Thanksgiving Day, eligible residents had opened no less than 5,000 accounts at the online casinos that started running earlier this week. The regulatory authority allowed the development of six online casinos, all of them hosted by land-based gambling operators. The brick-and-mortar casinos which proved to comply with DGE’s requests were the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa, Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino, the Tropicana Casino and Resort, Bally’s Atlantic City, Caesars Atlantic City and the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort. Up to now, only one land based operator decided to wait one more week before making its appearance on the gambling scene, namely the Golden Nugget Atlantic City. This casino has not yet managed to solve all its system problems, but is expected to go live online in the near term. DGE spokespeople said that since New Jersey started its testing period on November 21, 32,277 online casino accounts have been opened. This is not necessarily the number of residents who registered, since some gamblers opened accounts at several internet gambling sites. It seems like since the five day trial period ended, New Jersey online casinos are starting to see impressive results, which will most surely lead to a more extensive development of the gambling industry in the years to come, and of course more solutions for New Jersey operators who would seek to buy casino software and start online casinos.