New Jersey gaming officials have expressed their satisfaction with the launch of online gambling.
Online gambling has been legal for one week, and officials are pleased with the outcome. Online gambling was officially launched on November 26 after a successful trial period. New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) Director David Rebuck said that he is “pleasantly pleased” with the progress made since Nov. 26. Approximately 17 000 players logged on to play during the five-day trial period, and around 32 000 accounts were created, spread over the various sites which are offering games, over the first few days. The largest number of accounts was created on Thanksgiving Day, sitting at 5 000. This is despite a few geo-location glitches which prevented some residents of New Jersey from accessing gambling websites despite them being located in the state.
The DGE will release its first revenue report from online gambling in January. Online gambling was launched with the intent of reviving the ailing casino industry in Atlantic City. Industry commentators have thus far been pleased with the developments since online gambling was launched, and based on this predict further success.
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