New Jersey to Get Jump on Nevada in Mobile Casino War
Sep 29, 2013
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Only 3 US States Will Have Mobile Casinos by 2014
So, New Jersey is going to be the first US state to have a mobile casino, as it has promised the first online casino by November 23rd. As there aren’t any federal regulations on online and mobile gambling “with the legislation being left to the individual states” an online and mobile casino war has started up between the first states to pass their legislation.
While Nevada already has iPhone and Android casino poker up and running, it has no casino games such as slots or roulette. New Jersey, meanwhile, has streamlined its process since the finance problems Atlantic City casinos have been having just doesn’t seem to want to go away.
By lumping both online and mobile casino gambling together, New Jersey has made it certain there will be at least one on the go casino in the state this winter. Delaware, meanwhile, has taken a different approach. Instead of launching a fully blown casino, they’ve gone down the free play route, offering mobile casino games via their Facebook casino.
Seeing online and mobile gambling more as a marketing tool than a money making strategy, the state is likely to fall behind its competitors when it comes to real money gambling. It won’t matter, though, if the promotions they’re running pay off.
With an estimated $2.6 Billion spent on illegal offshore casinos last year, American gamblers definitely have a taste for the online world, so will they come to the US based online casinos once they’re up and running? I guess we’re going to find out very shortly.