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NJ Online Gambling Demo

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Thursday was the soft launch for online gaming in New Jersey. Invited guests got the opportunity to test out a variety of online gambling sites. This trial period will continue for the next few days where things like security will be tested. If all goes well, online gambling will officially be open to the public on Tuesday.

PokerStar is one of the sites being tested for online gambling. The site seems very interactive and social, allowing players to chat with each other while they play. Some people used the chat feature to rush other players and use intimidation tactics. Other people think there’s a lot going on that can make this form of gaming a little overwhelming.

According to economic analysts, these online gambling sites are going to create a significant number of jobs and increase revenue. Online gaming is expected to generate over $100 million for the New Jersey budget.

In a press conference, Senator Raymond Lesniak announced additional legislation to the already existing online gambling law. Lesniak says this’ll help make overseas companies come back to New Jersey. “This will allow gaming operators who are located throughout the world to set up business in New Jersey and access the international market,” he said.

The true winner in this is casinos. In 2006, casinos made about $5.2 billion, but revenue has since been falling every single year. Last year, casinos only made $3 billion, and this new legislation is expected to help casinos bring their revenue back up.

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