TightPoker.com reported Wednesday that New Jersey regulators are certain that the state’s first online gambling sites will launch by November 23 of this year.
The state’s regulators are still currently processing applications submitted by various gambling companies to offer online services in the state.
Nevada has recently legalized online poker only while New Jersey has legalized other forms of online gambling as well, such as online casino gaming. While Nevada was the first state to conjure up a regulatory framework for online poker, its licensing procedures are rather extensive. As a result, it takes time to thoroughly review software for approval.
New Jersey, however, licenses and authorizes online gambling companies quickly. The state seized the opportunity to legalize online gambling when the Department of Justice announced that the federal Wire Act of 1961 no longer applies to online casino and poker.
With November still a few months away, New Jersey regulators may have to deal with unexpected obstacles that could delay the process further. But even so, some say that New Jersey is working harder and more effectively than Nevada did to launch online gambling.
New Jersey appears to be on track to deliver on their promise of a November online gambling launch.