This is a big week for Internet gambling in New Jersey. A trial period begins Thursday, when invited players will be able to test poker, slots and other games under the watchful eyes of regulators.
“Another major issue for online gambling is age verification,” said John Aristotle Phillips, CEO of Aristotle Inc., which is providing identity and age verification services in New Jersey.
A bartender, for example, cannot verify that the driver’s license of a would-be patron corresponds to an actual government record.
“We, on the other hand, are able to do that. We can check the database to see if in fact that data is accurate. It’s hard to fabricate an identity in the department of motor vehicles computer,” Phillips said.
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