Tech Problems Mar New Jersey Online Gambling Test
New Jersey is half way through its five-day trial period of online gambling and if all goes well online gambling will officially launch this Tuesday. However, there are already reports of some issues.A number of players are reporting that they repeatedly receive security messages saying that they are not within New Jersey’s borders, even after driving a number of miles into the heart of the state.
One resident, Tina Gonzalez from Ocean Township, attempted to setup an account with the Borgata Casino but ended up talking to a call-center for 40-mins, she then set up an account with Caesars and her computer proceeded to crash. Gonzalez said, “I made a small deposit, but when I tried to play they said I wasn’t in New Jersey. I’m afraid that when they try to do this state-wide on the 26th it’s going to be mayhem.”
However, despite the setbacks, Alisa Cooper, a commissioner with the New Jersey Casino Control Commission, said that it was a “very exciting time” for Atlantic City, “With the dawn of Internet gaming, we are on the cusp of perhaps the biggest change — and challenge — since the first casino opened here,” Cooper said.