The New Jersey gambling market has turned into something of a test laboratory for the emerging American online gambling market.

That’s because Garden State gaming regulator are seriously motivated (read: desperate) to do whatever they can to help local casino operators get an edge on the market. In practical terms, that means they’re not afraid to push the envelope and take the lead in American igaming innovation.

Here’s what they’ve been up to lately.

NJ Gambling Seal of Approval
Have you been worried about whether or not the site you’re playing online blackjack on is properly licensed by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE)? Well worry no more.

Garden State gaming official have approved an official seal of approval that can be displayed by any NJ-licensed gaming sites.

The new seal probably won’t mean much to most gamblers, but it’s a nice PR move that may boost industry credibility to skeptical newbies.

Maybe.

NFL Tells Courts to Ditch NJ Sports Betting Case
The big five American sports leagues (the NFL, NCAA, NBA, MLB and NHL) have had quite enough of New Jersey’s quest to legalize sports betting and just want the whole thing to go away already. That’s basically what they told a judge in a lengthy brief that was filed with the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently.

Lawyers for the powerful leagues are basically trying to prevent the court from allowing a full hearing on the merits of New Jersey’s case. (Probably because there are plenty of merits to NJ’s case.)

Given the continuing see-saw of decisions in both directions on this case, it’s safe to say the lawyers handling this one will be busy for a long time to come.


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