Washington—American Gaming Association’s (AGA) President and CEO Geoff Freeman issued the following statement today on a historic milestone that was reached when the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement released its first report on online gaming activities in the Garden State:
“New Jersey has responded to consumer demand for gaming entertainment in an innovative fashion — creating a safe and secure online environment with strict regulatory controls and consumer protections. More than 150,000 accounts have been created, and undergone rigorous review and approval with respect to the safety and integrity of this online marketplace since it opened in late November, 2013.
“New Jersey’s online gaming structure will likely strengthen the economic contributions brick-and-mortar casinos already deliver through job creation and increased tax revenues. The New Jersey experience is a testament to the power of effective regulation and I am optimistic the bold move into online gaming will later be viewed as a positive and pivotal time for the gaming industry, our employees and the communities we support.”