Lesniak’s bill would make the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) comparable to regulatory sites such as the Isle of Man or Malta.
It would also allow New Jersey-based sites to allow foreign players onboard and expand their traffic.
The bill would not, however, allow players from other states in the USA to join in on the action although there has been some talk of sharing liquidity between Nevada, Delaware and New Jersey which all allow online poker.
Borgata, PartyPoker Among First Licensed Operators in NJ
Meanwhile the New Jersey online gaming soft launch is schedule to begin tomorrow with an eight-hour window to test the systems over the first two days. The process is by invitation only.
Here's a look at the sites in New Jersey that will be taking part in the upcoming testing process:
- Ultimate Poker
- Golden Nugget
Sites that have not received permits yet: