New Jersey Seeks Interstate Slot Jackpots
At the East Coast Gaming Conference which was held in Atlantic City this week, the New Jersey Division of Gaming and Entertainment (NJDGE) said that the state is looking for compacts with other US states to link slot machines and create larger jackpots.
The director of NJDGE, David Rebuck, said that there are deals with one or two states underway which he hopes will be completed before the end of the summer.
Rebuck described the system as the “Powerball for interstate slots play”. For as long as the prizes remain un-won they will continue to grow and could be won by slot machine players in both land and online casinos.
The technology is very similar to the progressive jackpots offered in slot machines so shouldn’t present any challenges.
Players who manage to trigger a bonus round will have the chance to win the jackpot. If they don’t win then the jackpot simply keeps growing.
New Jersey limits internet gambling to players that are physically located in the state. However, the state has the option to enter into interstate gambling agreements with other US states or countries where online gambling is permitted.