iGambling in New Jersey Gets ‘Soft Play’ Test

FindLaw_Logo After five days of “soft play,” with no more than 500 players at a time for each gambling operator, iGambling online sites will open to the public Tuesday — if they prove themselves to the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement.

The agency will use the trial period to make sure “all systems perform as required under the stress of live gaming and that operational and revenue reporting controls are effective,” according to agency director David L. Rebuck.

The obvious issues to be monitored are whether Internet gambling sites block individuals under age 21 and whether the gamblers are within New Jersey’s borders.

The run-up to Thursday has been frenetic, with regulators tweaking rules as they monitor the setup of systems by the layers of service providers that will facilitate online gambling for Atlantic City’s casinos.

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