After the Nevada authorization for online games, regulations are also changing in New Jersey. Both states have now become pioneers in the internet gaming industry. These regulations, which arise after years of negotiations, have finally come to fruition and may in the near future pave the way for other member states.
Things turned out very well at the start of the week for the State of New Jersey. The regulations have been passed and the state has permission to offer online games on its territory. However, the law remains very strict because the government fears that addiction problems could undoubtedly cause some major problems for some players.
The American Congress does not wish to see any slippage on this subject. It is for this reason that each gaming company that will be licensed in New Jersey will have to pay an annual royalty of $ 250,000. This sum will help curb and fund associations that defend compulsive gambling in order to aggressively treat and prevent any gambling addiction.
The amount of this royalty is high but sends a strong message to show that online gambling should be reasonable.
This mandatory fee allows industries to collaborate and report any signs of abuse by a player. However, this does not mean that there will be no problem with gambling addiction. This royalty is a financial resource to raise the tone of gaming platforms in order to contribute with the authorities.
The American states have therefore decided to tackle the issue before it becomes a major problem. Now all eyes are on New Jersey and Nevada. The state of Nevada has opened its first poker room in a beta on the Internet. New Jersey plans to do the same by late fall.
Note that each poker platform wishing to operate in a state authorizing online gambling will have to pay not only $ 250,000 per year but also a gambling license fee of $ 400,000 payable upon the official opening of an online platform.
The next step for New Jersey will be to collect residents’ comments on their views on the new regulations within 60 days.
The United States lived 7 years in the prohibition of playing online poker. Since 2006, under the government of the bush, the sites very annoyed not to be able to exercise on the American territory had considered at the time to widen in Europe and in the other countries of the third world. Unfortunately, a few years later, the member states of the European Union launched several regularizations to control gambling on the Internet. The sites did not have the choice to follow the imposed rules.
Even if the United States has taken a big step in the regulation of online games, the fact remains that payment sites like Neteller with the exception of Moneybookers remain banned in the territory. The method of payment by check, credit card or bank transfer remains the only choice for American citizens.