GGB is committed to providing updated news and analysis on our weekly news site,

New Jersey Effectively Combats Illegal Online Gambling Sites

New Jersey Effectively Combats Illegal Online Gambling Sites

New Jersey’s warnings to online gambling sites poaching the state’s gamblers from its licensed sites seem to be working.

According to new poll numbers, only 16 percent of online gamblers in the state now say they visit illegal unlicensed gambling sites. That’s down from 24 percent in January.

Both polls were conducted by Commercial Intelligence. The follow-up poll surveyed 520 New Jersey online gamblers.

One of the reasons for the decline is the numbef of illegal sites that stopped accepting New Jersey gamblers after state regulators sent cease-and-desist letters to a number of unlicensed sites that allegedly were marketing to players in the state.

Following the letters, the Equity Poker Network, the Winning Poker Network and Bovada poker all stopped accepting New Jersey players. The Merge Gaming Network also had left the state prior to the letters being sent.

The poll also found that many players only started gambling online once New Jersey’s licensed sites began operating last year. In January, 36 percent of respondents stated they hadn’t gambled online before November—when New Jersey’s sites went live—while 44 percent said they hadn’t in the new poll.

    Recent Feature Articles

  • A Good Bet

    As AGS prepares to return to private ownership, stock analysts and industry experts acknowledge that the company’s future is a good bet, private or public.

  • Taxing Problem

    Wagering tax hikes could shrink markets, have unintended consequences.

  • Cashless Crescendo

    The ongoing migration to a cashless casino experience.

  • Hold for Gold, Spin to Win

    Why hold-and-spin games have come to dominate the slot industry.

  • Ronnie Johns: A Life in the Hot Seat

    Following three years as chairman of the Louisiana Gaming Control Board and close to 40 years in public service, Ronnie Johns steps down.