As has been the case with many other states in America, the decision to legalise sports gambling and general online casino gambling in New Jersey, has been an undoubted success for all concerned.
The decision by the American government to give each state autonomy over the legalisation of gambling within its county lines has always been seen as a relatively contentious one, as it gave power to some states, who perhaps didn’t use it properly.
However, New Jersey has always been a state that has been receptive to the concept of gambling in a recreational sense and the decision to legalise online gambling has revolutionised the industry on the East Coast.
At the start of 2023, the New Jersey gambling industry hit an all-time high in terms of revenue – returning $5.2 billion to gamblers in 2022, representative of a huge boom within the industry in recent times.
One of the age-old challenges New Jersey has always had to deal with is neighbouring states offering bigger and perhaps better options in terms of gambling, that took the sense of allure away from betting in New Jersey.
Whilst many eyes would invariably be on the state of New York, Pennsylvania has always been another state that has offered up a myriad of gambling services, which has taken plenty of the earning potential away from New Jersey.
However, moving into 2023, New Jersey is really beginning to hold its own within the sports betting world on the East Coast and projections are showing that it may even surpass one or two of its neighbours in the not too distant future.
In-person casinos have always been popular there, with residents famously well-informed when it comes to the gambling sphere and that gambling awareness has continued in the next generation too.
The recent success being seen in the New Jersey gambling fraternity lies predominantly with the influx of online sports betting gamblers, who are seeking out value in most sporting fixtures, from the packed calendar both domestically and globally.
Sporting institutions such as the New Jersey Devils and the New York Red Bull ply their trade in New Jersey, whilst the gambling hub of Atlantic City continues to pull in-person gamblers into the state regularly.
In addition, all of the major sportsbook providers in the United States are beginning to see the unlimited potential in New Jersey as a state and with boundary line restrictions continually lifting, it is becoming a hub for online gambling enthusiasts.
With record breaking returns successfully secured in 2022 and a bright future ahead in 2023, the online gambling industry in New Jersey is showing no sign of slowing and who knows how far it can develop in the future.