New Jersey real-money iGaming set for November 26 launch

7 October 2013

The New Jersey Department of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) has confirmed November 26 as the launch date for real-money online gambling in the US state.

The department will also publish the relevant regulations on October 21.

“Casino-licensed internet gaming permit holders will be authorised to commence full Internet gaming on November 26th, 2013 at 9:00 am EST,” head of the DGE, David Rebuck, said.

Those companies that have been approved by the DGE will be named on an official list prior to the launch date.

All approved operators that wish to launch real-money online gaming services will need to go through a soft-launch, five-day trial period, which will begin on November 21 before the official launch.

During the trial, certain players will be invited to test the games – simulating real play on each site.

Chris Christie, New Jersey’s Republican Governor, first signed the state’s online gambling bill into law in February of this year. The move made New Jersey the third US state to enact online wagering, alongside Nevada and Delaware.

Two sites have opened for business in Nevada, where online online poker is permitted, while, like New Jersey, Delaware will permit a range of online betting options.

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