In anticipation of a projected November 16 launch date, New Jersey gaming officials have released a draft of the state’s online gaming regulations to give interested parties the opportunity to comment.
The regulations will be published officially on June 2 in the New Jersey Register, but have been released a couple weeks early on the state’s legislative website in order to allow those wishing to do so to peruse the regulations before a 60-day comment period commences. Comments will be permitted until August 2. The Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) will look over and provide responses to the comments received.
The announcement of the egaming regulations being published has prompted DGE officials to toot their own horn with regards to the Garden State’s online gambling legislation. David Rebuck, director of the DGE, told eGR that the state has “proven to be in the forefront of casino gaming with the development of Internet wagering regulations for all casino games.” Rebuck added that he commends the DGE staff “for their commitment and diligence to developing regulations that ensure both effective oversight and the integrity of operations.”
The launch of online poker and casino games in New Jersey is now only six months away. State law requires an official announcement to be made by the DGE at least 45 days before virtual gaming begins. Prior to the launch, the DGE is seeking to hire Internet gaming consultants to assist in the implementation of the regulatory framework.
“We are looking forward to having additional technical resources and expertise as we enter into a new era of gaming regulations and anticipate completion of this process in the near future,” Rebuck said.