The state of New Jersey, as we all know, formally launched its legal and regulated online gambling market in November 2013. With online gambling given a green light, all casinos are required to obtain required licenses from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) as well as secure a partnership with a brick and motor Atlantic City casino.
While these requirements have been put in place, not all gamblers do their homework to ensure that the online casino they are gambling with is an approved casino.
Some Atlantic City casinos have more than one online casino with the intent to attract different genres and preferences. This could include the types of games available, as well as the general betting limits.
Nonetheless, many offshore casinos are capitalizing on the legalization of online gambling in New Jersey by targeting online gamblers within the state.
One of the goals behind legalizing online gambling was to increase state revenues. And money earned in off-shore casinos do not produce revenue, and are not subject to safety mandates and regulations.
In an effort to manage offshore online casinos, the DGE is putting a plan in place to manage the rate of illegal gambling. While the Casino Control Act already mandates that offshore companies are subject to criminal penalties, more steps need to be put in place for identifying and pursuing the illegal activity, the DGE suggests.
New Jersey gamblers who want to verify that their preferred casinos are approved, can visit the DGE website to view the most up-to-date list of approved casinos. To check it out for yourself, click here.