Web gambling revenue in the state went from $35.1 million in the first quarter of 2015 to $44.9 million in this years first quarter.
Gros says while it isnt keeping any AC casino afloat, the surge in web business has helped some casinos come to the break even point.
In just the month of March alone, there was an nearly 18 percent online gambling increase in New Jersey, due in part to the introduction of PokerStars.. Only websites approved by the state are allowed to operate and advertise in New Jersey.
It is not so onerous to get online and gamble. So you are going to see it happening more and more over the next few years for sure.
Publisher Roger Gros, of Global Gaming Business Magazine says there is a bright future ahead in I-gaming in New Jersey.
He maintains that the casinos that are really successful, the Borgata, which is the most successful casino to begin with, and Caesars, with their World Series of Poker, will likely continue to maintain their dominance.
As long as this keeps growing, and also the non-gaming revenues keep growing, the Atlantic City casino industry will be pretty healthy.
Joe Cutter is the afternoon news anchor on New Jersey 101.5
The internet gambling market in New Jersey showed some very strong growth in the first quarter of 2016.
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Figures from the state Division of Gaming Enforcement show an almost 28 percent increase in web gaming, versus the first quarter of last year. Gros says online gaming is going to continue to grow, it is becoming more popular, people are understanding how it works, and a lot of the glitches that were there early on in terms of payment processing and geo location have been fixed.
Gros has also gotten into the internet gambling act in New Jersey, with their affiliate marketing website, igamingplayer.com. Chris Christie in 2013. They recommend some of the best deals in the online casinos.
The state law allowing online casino games was signed by Gov