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Early Signs Are Promising As New Jersey Heads Nevada In Online Poker Traffic

Written By: Maya Michaels | December 3, 2013 | Posted In Poker News

Legal online poker has been up and running in the state of New Jersey for about a week now and already the signs are promising as the state has already surpassed Nevada in the rankings, despite launching some seven months later than their rivals.

Legal online poker officially launched on Tuesday 26th November after an initial five day trial that saw six casinos open their doors for people to try out the new software. The casinos involved in the trial were the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino, Tropicana Casino and Resort, Caesars Atlantic City and Bally’s Atlantic City, all of which were then given fully licensed permits for real money online poker.

A few issues were reported, but overall the launch was very smooth and the Director of the State Division of Gaming Enforcement David Rebuck was “pleasantly pleased” with the launch. Speaking to the Associated Press Mr Rebuck said, “I’m pleasantly pleased. I’m also very tired because for the last seven days, all I’ve been doing is worrying this was going to crash.”

Mr Rebuck will have even more reasons to be pleased today because at the time of writing New Jersey have a 24 hour peak of 848 players online, compared with the 443 of Nevada, though in saying that New Jersey does have a population that is three times bigger, but none the less the early signs are very encouraging for all concerned with real money online poker in the state of New Jersey.

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