The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) released the latest data on Sunday on the number of online gambling accounts that have been opened in New Jersey. The number comes in at over 125,000. The DGE's official report puts the number of accounts at 126,231, which shows a jump of 16,285 sign-ups from the previous week.
New Jersey has been in the business of Internet gambling since the launch of the newly-regulated market on November 26th. New Jersey was the third state to legalize online gambling in the United States — Nevada and Delaware were first to offer regulated, real-money gambling.
Full permits were given to the following seven casinos:Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino, Caesars Atlantic City, Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, Tropicana Casino and Resort, Bally's Atlantic City and The Golden Nugget. The full permits allow the above-listed casinos to provide real-money online gambling inside the boundaries of NJ and offer games that include poker, blackjack, bingo and slots.
“We have seen a steady and continual increase in site traffic since November 21 due to the outreach of the casino operators,” said DGE Director David Rebuck. “We are encouraged by their marketing efforts and are optimistic for the future of New Jersey’s Internet gaming industry.”
The Garden State brought more than 50,000 online gamblers to sign up for an account within a week after the launch into action. The past four weeks found another 75,000-plus registering new accounts.
Of the 12 casinos licensed in Atlantic City, seven are spreading online poker. According to PokerScout.com, partypoker owns more than 50% of the market share, averaging 240 real-money cash game players over the past seven days. Caesars Interactive Entertainment's World Series of Poker-branded site, powered by 888 Holdings, had a seven-day average of 150 players, while the All American Poker Network (80 players) and Ultimate Poker (18 players) make up the rest of the market.