The state of New Jersey announced today that it is planning for its new instate online poker market to go online on November 26, 2013.
In a story by PokerNews, New Jersey's Division of Gaming Enforcement has notified casinos within the state of the planned go-live date. They have also notified casinos that final regulations regarding the operation of internet gambling sites will be released on October 21, 2013. The regulations were first drafted in May but have been strengthened over the past few months to address concerns about player identification, security, and balance management.
While other states have passed legislation that would allow for intrastate gaming networks to be established, there has been little movement towards actual implementation and execution.
“I think we're going to have a vibrant Internet gaming market in New Jersey generating revenues for casinos and the state, and keeping people employed,” said New Jersey State Senator Richard Lesniak. “This is the start of something I believe is going to evolve into New Jersey dominating the national and international market of Internet gaming.”
Nevada has faced issues in developing regulations and, more recently, attracting players in its bid to launch its own intrastate online gambling network.