A month after the State of New Jersey launched regulated online wagering as an industry, the NJ Division of Gaming Enforcement (NJDGE)’s most recent report shows that as many as 109,946 players created online gaming accounts in all state-confined websites. Although the report shows figures as of December 22, the number is expected to surge. Most of the locals and those visiting NJ during the winter holidays are likely to play at online casinos when staying indoors.
Actually, the virtual poker rooms have been attracting the most number of players, to which NJ PartyPoker together with Borgata Poker, currently dominates the online gambling market by at least 50 percent. Based on PokerScout’s December 27 report, as many as 542 players use the Party Poker-Borgata sites during a 24-hour peak, with 373 players dabbling in cash games. Caesars’ WSOP-NJ comes in second with 347 site users during peak hours and 186 players getting into cash games.
All American Poker Network (AAPN-888) is at the third spot for catering to 199 poker enthusiasts during peak hours, and 141 online players engaged in cash games. The people behind Ultimate Poker, however, still has to double their efforts, as the poker site is trailing behind with only 57 users during peak hours and 32 players trying their hand in cash games.
NJDGE Director David Rebuck gives credit to the casino operators for their outreach efforts and vigorous marketing campaigns, all aimed at nurturing the growth of the state’s newly launched online gambling industry. The division head finds the results encouraging, considering that some Atlantic City casino operators are yet to enter NJ’s Igaming arena.