For almost a decade in New Jersey it has been legal in the state to place online and telephone bets on horse racing and it is thought that a system similar to the one in place may be adopted for the newly legalised online gambling industry.
The existing “account wagering” system used for horse racing provides the level of ease that bettors are demanding.
People want to be able to place a bet from their home using a simple to manage account at a bookie. Last year close to $100 million was bet on horses using the account wagering system.
Former Meadowlands Racetrack announcer Dave Brower said that it was “tremendously convenient and easy to use, and I think once most people pulled the trigger, they found the same things.”
Since the system has proven itself so effective, it would not be surprising if a similar one was adopted for casino gambling allowing punters to set up accounts at individual casinos.