New Online Gaming Surpasses $20m for September; Governor Announces Compact Agreement

Lester Mason
Октября 16, 2017

Some good news emerged as far as United States online poker liquidity is concerned this weekend as it was announced on Friday 13th October that New Jersey has entered into an interstate compacy with Nevada and Delaware. Opening up their players to the other regulated states will give their players access to a much increased player pool and should increase the attractiveness of online poker on the whole across the three states. A date has yet to be announced for the deal to begin but we do know that citizens of Nevada and DE will be able to compete against each other during cash game or tournament poker.

"I think we're past that now and we hope when we add New Jersey - that's a considerable number more potential customers - it should be able to offer our players a lot more flexibility in the stakes that they play or the times that they play", Kirk said.

"New Jersey has been a pioneer in the development of authorized, regulated online gaming, which has been a budding success since its launch in late 2013".

"This agreement marks the beginning of a new and exciting chapter for online gaming, and we look forward to working with our partners in Nevada and DE in this endeavour". A provision in the agreement will also allow for progressive slot games to share player pools, but this would only be available in DE and New Jersey as Nevada does not offer casino gaming.

"New Jersey stands prepared to approve a game offering for all three states as soon as an operator submits such a product for testing", said David Rebuck, Director of the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement. Regulators in each of the three states will have to approve an operator interested in offering games to persons in each state and approve the game software that will be used.

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Meanwhile, New Jersey has revealed further growth in its own online gaming market, with revenue from internet gambling in September up 25.6% year-on-year to $20.4m (€17.3m).

Christie said the pact will allow the states to connect other games, as well, but Nevada now only offers poker.

Overall, to the end of September, New Jersey has generated $2.04bn in gambling revenue, 2.3% more than in the corresponding period previous year.

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