Casino City's iGaming Pocket Directory - 2015 Edition

108 Sponsored by Casino City’s iGaming Pocket Directory united states Online gaming in the US wasn’t as profitable as its proponents projected in 2014. But it did provide an infusion of cash into state coffers, and showed some growth potential for the future. In 2014, three states licensed, regulated, and permitted intrastate online gaming – Nevada, New Jersey, and Delaware. New Jersey, the most populous of the three states with an estimated 8,938,175 residents in 2014, allowed Atlantic City casinos to launch real-money online gaming on November 26, 2013. For the first 11 months of 2014, New Jersey’s online gaming sites generated $40,735,031 in gross revenue, $6,110,255 of which went to the state in taxes. New Jersey officials had hoped online gaming would generate about $180 million of tax revenue. Online casinos in New Jersey must have their servers located in an Atlantic City casino and are permitted to offer any game played in the casino. Like New Jersey, Delaware offers the full suite of casino games online. It began offering games October 31, 2013, but has struggled to generate large amounts of revenue because of its small population of 925,749 people (2013 estimate). For the first 11 months of 2014, Delaware generated $1,929,083.66 in gaming revenue. Because Delaware has such a small population, it has signed an agreement to pool liquidity for online poker with Nevada, but the agreement hasn’t been implemented yet. UNITED STATES