New Jersey online gambling will go live Nov. 26

4 October 2013
New Jersey will officially go live with online gambling on Tuesday, Nov. 26.
State regulations go into effect Oct. 21, with additional changes not included in the original proposal becoming effective Oct. 28.
A five-day "soft play" period will begin Nov. 21, in which licensed Internet gaming permit holders will be required to have invited players test their systems in a "live" environment. If, after five days, the Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) approves the permit holder, it can provide full Internet gambling to the public on the 26th.
Players must be physically located within the state in order to gamble online. New Jersey is set to become the third state to offer online gambling, along with Nevada and Delaware.
The DGE has not yet licensed or confirmed any agreements made by the 12 Atlantic City casinos and their proposed online gambling partners. New Jersey law requires all Internet gambling operators to have a brick-and-mortar presence in the state.

Dan Podheiser

Articles by Dan Podheiser has covered the gambling industry since 2013, but he has been an avid poker player for more than a decade, starting when he was just 14 years old. When he turned 18, he played online poker regularly on U.S.-friendly sites until Black Friday in April 2011. Since graduating from Emerson College with a degree in journalism in 2010, Dan has worked as the sports editor for a chain of newspapers in Northwest Connecticut and served a year as an Americorps*VISTA, writing and researching grant proposals for a Boston-based charity. Originally from South Jersey, where he still visits occasionally to see his family (and play on the state's regulated online poker sites), Dan lives in Brighton, Mass. with his wife and dog.