Six of the seven casinos that took part in the New Jersey online gambling trial period have been given the go-ahead to offer full operations beginning today.
The casinos that have been cleared to offer full time online betting in New Jersey are: Trump Plaza and Betfair, Trump Taj Mahal and Ultimate Gaming, Caesars and Amaya, Bally’s and 888 Holdings, Borgata and bwin.party, and Tropicana and GameSys.
The lone operator not okayed was the Golden Nugget, who decided to delay the launch of the site in order to improve the software. Commenting on the delay Golden Nugget's Vice President of Internet Gaming Operations Thomas Winter said, “There is nothing more important to the Golden Nugget than our player satisfaction. Being among the first to launch our online gaming site is not what is important to us. It is more important to be among the best.”
The trial period for internet betting in New Jersey went off without any major problems, although some geolocation and credit card processing issues were reported.
Demand for cyber betting in New Jersey has reportedly been pretty high, with more than 10,000 players registering accounts during the trial period. Many of these registrations have come from populated areas, with many resident registrations coming from suburbs of New York and Philadelphia.
Speaking about the demand, Caesars Interactive Entertainment CEO Mitch Garner said, “We’re definitely very happy with the sign-ups. The results were especially encouraging given that operators hadn’t begun marketing yet and some would-be customers had trouble registering."