Bovada Casino Shuts out New Jersey Gamblers
New Jersey Regulators Eye Online Gambling Much More Closely
Affiliates promoting unlicensed online poker websites have become the most recent targets of the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement’s efforts to clamp down on unregulated operators.A bevy of technical snafus and droves of offshore gaming operators are thought to be putting a substantial drain on the state’s potential iGaming revenue stream, prompting the regulatory body to send out several cease-and-desist letters. This has led one Major casino brand to reconsider its online offerings.
Bovada casino recently released a statement that, while it would continue providing its product to current customers, it would stop offering online gambling services to new registrants. The move is seen by some as a preventative measure against future issues involving New Jersey gambling authorities and the online gaming industry.
The current online gaming kingpins in New Jersey are Party Borgata and WSOP.com. The two share an average of 150 and 120 cash game players respectively. Between them they share control of roughly 80% of the states online poker.
Affiliates will soon need to conform to the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement’s decree, “immediately remove any online gaming links that are not authorized under federal law or under the law of any state,” or they and gaming institutions working with them may very well face legal proceedings in the near future.