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Internet gambling off to good start in New Jersey

November 30, 2013 • Business


In this Nov. 27, 2013 photo, Anna Sainsbury, CEO of GeoComply, stands with a real-time map in Atlantic City NJ that her company provides New Jersey casino regulators showing where gamblers are successful in signing on to gambler over the Internet, and where they have been rejected. The blue balloons represent successful connections; red balloons indicate would-be gamblers who were not permitted to log on, for various reasons. Regulators say the first week of Internet gambling in New Jersey went well. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The first week of Internet gambling in New Jersey went well, according to the state’s top casino regulator, who says he finally stopped worrying about it.

“I’m pleasantly pleased,” said David Rebuck, director of the state Division of Gaming Enforcement. “I’m also very tired because for the last seven days, all I’ve been doing is worrying this was going to crash.”

It didn’t.

Between Nov. 21, when a test of Internet gambling began, and last Thursday, 37,277 accounts had been set up, enabling people to win or lose money on card games, table games and slots — all from computers or smartphones.

That, of course, was the whole point of New Jersey’s law making it the third state to Login to read more

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