Everyone knows that the state of New Jersey has recently legalized online gambling within it’s states borders. You can play blackjack, slots, and every casino game now online, although payment processing an geolocation issues has gotten the the sites off to a very slow start.
The next move that Gov. Chris Christie has is to legalize sports betting. Currently the only state in the country to allow sports betting is Nevada. The supreme court refused to hear NJ’s petition to allow sports betting in the state, so we are assuming there only move now would be to do what Colorado did with Marijuana and ignore Federal laws while maintaining that there state law allows sports betting.
Will you be able to bet on the Superbowl this year from Atlantic City, NJ? We’ll have to wait and see, but looking at New Jersey’s budget deficit and the closing of several Atlantic City casinos it seems they have no choice.
A new casino has been planned 30 minutes north of New York City along with casinos in Philadelphia, it seems the only thing that could save Atlantic City now would be legalizing sports betting in the state. The problem they will have though is what is to stop states like Pennsylvania and New York from not following suit?
You may have read that Showboat Atlantic City will be closing effective August 31, 2014. This was a difficult but necessary decision as part of our efforts to appropriately scale and focus our presence in the Atlantic City area. Caesars Entertainment is committed to the Atlantic City market and this action will help to ensure the long-term health and viability of our three remaining operations: Caesars, Harrah’s Resort and Bally’s. Please visit our website for more information: http://www.showboatac.com/