In a matter of two months or so, gaming regulators in the State of New Jersey will start giving the “go live” signal to launch Internet gaming websites of Atlantic City casinos that passed vetting processes. The much-awaited date is tentatively set on November 23, 2013. Yet many are wondering if state regulators are ready to make New Jersey the first state to offer online gambling facilities that will make a difference.
New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement Head David Rebuck is confident that they can, as he disclosed that they have been steadily working on Internet gambling regulations for years. The Dept. of Justice’s 2011 interpretation of the “Wire Act” had prompted them to look more deeply into it.
Although Nevada’s first legal online poker site, Ultimate Poker (UP), went live in April 30 of this year, the site has yet to meet the expectations of Nevada’s poker enthusiasts, in terms of solid gaming experience and software capabilities. In spite of erstwhile updates in Ultimate Poker’s game platform, technical glitches still weighed down the site’s ability to deliver problem-free game sessions to online poker aficionados
Last August, the State of Delaware proceeded with the first phase of its Internet wagering initiatives by launching the free to play games of the state casinos at Facebook. However, in light of Delaware’s standing as the sixth least-populous U.S. state, there are those who foresee that the lack of liquidity or the availability of players, could pose as an impediment in maintaining the finest online gaming services and facilities.