It seems that New Jersey players love online casinos, as the number of gambling accounts continues to grow
The number of new accounts opened since the legalization of internet gambling in the US state of New Jersey continues to grow. Nearly 110,000 New Jersey gamblers have set up accounts to play in virtual casinos during the last four weeks alone, with 18,000 of them joining last week.
Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) director David Rebuck stated: “We have seen a steady and continual increase in site traffic since November 21 due to the outreach of the casino operators. We are encouraged by their marketing efforts and are optimistic for the future of New Jersey’s internet gaming industry.”
However, the numbers don’t indicate how many active players there are, since one person can open user accounts on several websites.
The evolution of an industry
The DGE will release its next financial report on January 15thdetailed information about the evolution of online gambling in New Jersey and will probably offer a better picture for the future of this freshly-opened market.
American gambling laws allow each state to decide whether they want to embrace internet gambling or not. As of yet, only Nevada, Delaware and New Jersey have opened up the market to online operators.
While Nevada only offers online poker and sportsbooks, Delaware and New Jersey both offer a large range of gambling options since November. With monthly reports showing continuous growth since then, it looks like New Jersey has definitely made the right decision.