Online gambling in New Jersey

When was online gambling legalized in New Jersey?

On February 26, 2013, Gov. Chris Christie signed Assembly Bill 2578, which legalized online gambling in the state.

When will online gambling launch in New Jersey?

Per the law, operators have to wait a minimum of three months from the passage of the bill and no more than nine months after Feb. 26, 2013, before offering online gambling in New Jersey. That makes the current deadline Nov. 26, but that timetable may be extended, if needed.

What games will be available?

The New Jersey online gambling law allows online providers to offer any game that meets the state’s current standards for casino games. The list includes popular table games such as blackjack, roulette, baccarat, craps, mini baccarat, three-card poker, red dog, and pai gow poker, as well as slot machines, video poker and other variations of poker.

What are the age requirements to gamble online in New Jersey?

The minimum age to open an account in New Jersey is 21.

Do I have to be a resident of New Jersey to open an online gaming account?

No. While you must be physically located within the state boarders while playing, players do not need to be New Jersey residents.

Can I gamble online if I leave New Jersey?

No. Once you physically leave the state of New Jersey you will no longer be able to access online sites; even if you are a resident or have a legally registered account.

Who will verify my age and location?

This process will be handled by licensed third-party companies that will use the latest identification and geo-location technology to insure you are who you say you are, and that you are currently within New Jersey borders.

How does New Jersey know where players are logging in from?

New Jersey will use Know Your Customer checks to determine a person’s physical address, and then through a combination of IP verification and geo-location tracking they can determine a person’s current location.

What is a Know Your Customer check?

A Know Your Customer check — also known by the acronym KYC check — is a way of checking a player’s identity, age and location through the use of public databases and other identity verification methods such as credit reporting agencies.

Are there any other prohibitions for participating in online casino games in New Jersey?

Individuals can put themselves on the self-exclusion list, which would prohibit them from gambling on New Jersey gambling sites. This can be done via the Division of Gaming Enforcement’s page

(http://www.nj.gov/oag/ge/selfexclusion.html).

Where can I view the regulations for online gambling in New Jersey?

The proposed regulations are available online at:

https://www.nj.gov/oag/ge/docs/ProposedRules/080213/internetgaming.pdf

Who can apply for and obtain an online gaming license in New Jersey?

While anyone can apply for a license, applicants must meet the suitability requirements laid out by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement.

How much will an online gambling license in New Jersey cost?

An application fee of $100,000 is required, that amount can later be used toward the $400,000 licensing fee if the application is accepted and the entity meets the suitability requirements. Additionally, licensees are responsible for all costs associated with their license, including investigative costs.

What is the tax rate on online gambling providers?

The tax rate for providers is set at 15%, compared to 8% for physical casinos.