New Jersey Online Poker Set for Late November

September 24, 2013

New Jersey has been readily preparing for the launch of regulated online poker, and it seems that by the end of November it may actually happen when at least one of its licensees is expected to make a debut.

Online gambling and online poker was legalized in New Jersey this year after a long fight with Governor Chris Christie and the legislature. Once there was a light at the end of the tunnel, the Garden State began writing the terms that will govern the untapped market within the state.

A spokeswoman told the Associated Press, “The division can confirm that it has received a significant amount of additional materials from the casino licensees on behalf of their Internet gaming applicants. The Division remains committed to meeting the statutory deadline of November 26.”

While around 35 online gambling firms applied to be a part of Jersey online gambling, nearly all of the land-based casinos in Atlantic City have partnered with an online conglomerate to be able to operate online games from within New Jersey state lines. Only Revel Casino Hotel and the Atlantic Club have not yet forged deals with an online partner. The Atlantic Club was in talks with PokerStars, but it didn’t work out, and rumors were abound that Steve Wynn was actually interested in purchasing the property, which he built in 1980 and sold in 1987.


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