This Week in NJ Gambling: AC on Memorial Day, Trump NJ Sports Betting


This Week in NJ Gambling is a round-up of some of the top stories in New Jersey’s gambling industry, online and off.

This week we take a look at the online gambling job market, the Trump Administration’s thoughts on sports betting in New Jersey, Borgata swapping loyalty programs, and a whole lot more.

NJ Online Gambling Job Market on the Rise

The rise in revenues at New Jersey online casinos has created a thriving job market.

A number of NJ online casinos have career opportunities available that are integral to online casino operations and the customer experience.

North Jersey Casino Hopeful Now Ready To Wait

The Meadowlands Racetrack owner who was denied a casino license by voters last Fall says there’s no need to put the measure on the ballot again right away.

In fact, Jeff Gural told the East Coast Gaming Congress at Harrah’s Resort this week the state should wait until casinos open in southern New York before considering casinos in North Jersey again.

Gural was one of five speakers on a panel regarding the future of gaming in the state, moderated by The Press of Atlantic City casino reporter Nicholas Huba.

PokerStars’ 2017 NJSCOOP Hailed a Success

PokerStars New Jersey Spring Championship of Online Poker wrapped up on Monday and is being hailed a success.

In fact, the total prize pool through 70 events reached almost $1.5 million, smashing the $1.2 million guarantee.

NJ Online Gambling writer Marty Derbyshire examined the reason why it worked and what PokerStars can do to keep the momentum going.

Trump Administration Weighs in on NJ Sports Betting Battle

The Trump administration has weighed in on New Jersey’s battle to legalize sports betting in the state, and it isn’t good news.

According to acting Solicitor General Jeffrey B. Wall, New Jersey doesn’t have a case. In fact, Wall issued a 24-page brief claiming the state’s effort to get around the federal ban on sports betting by repealing laws prohibiting it is the same thing as enacting laws authorizing it – neither of which is legal.

Borgata Upgrades Loyalty Program

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa announced this week it is ditching its current loyalty program My Borgata Rewards in favor of MGM’s award-winning M life Rewards loyalty program. The switch will happen June 7.

Borgata players will now be able to receive and redeem rewards at 17 MGM resort destinations, including the Bellagio, ARIA, Mandalay Bay and MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

New Jersey Assembly Backs DFS Bill

The New Jersey Assembly has voted to approve legislation to regulate and tax daily fantasy sports.

The legislation passed by a vote of 56-15 Monday. The state will impose a 10.5 percent gross revenue tax on daily fantasy sports providers if the bill becomes law.

Happy Memorial Day

It’s Memorial Day Weekend and Atlantic City is ready to kick off the summer with a massive party.

Atlantic City casinos are running a number of promotions, giveaways and Memorial Day parties to mark the occasion.

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Marty Derbyshire

Marty Derbyshire has been covering online gambling for various industry media outlets since 2007.

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