New Jersey Bets on Online Gambling

Monday, November 18, 2013

Online gambling starts in the Garden State this month. 

State regulators in New Jersey are doing a soft opening with a limited number of players starting Thursday. If all goes well, online gambling will go live for the entire state on Nov. 26. But a lot of questions about security and whether or not gambling can be the economic boost New Jersey hoped for are still unanswered.

WNYC's Amy Eddings interviewed reporter Jennifer Bogdon, who wrote about the rollout of the system. Bogden said you don’t have to be a resident of New Jersey, but you do have to be in the state.

“They don’t want somebody on commuter trains starting a poker hand in New Jersey and finishing up in New York. It should shut off before you reach the state’s borders,” Bogden said.



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