In a letter to casino operators obtained by pokerfuse, Director of the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement David Rebuck officially announced that operators may commence online gaming on November 26.
“Casino licensed Internet gaming permit holders will be authorized to commence full Internet gaming on November 26, 2013 at 9:00 am EST,” Rebuck states.
Prior to offering online wagers on the 26th, operators must complete a five day “soft play” period “in a manner satisfactory to the Division.” Participation in the test period will be by invite only.
Players invited to participate in soft play will do so in an environment meant to resemble full internet gambling.
In order to participate in the November 26 launch date, operators will be required to begin soft play on November 21. The DGE will maintain a list of the approved internet gambling sites on its web site. The list will be updated as operators are approved.
New jersey Governor Chris Christie signed New Jersey’s online gambling legislation into law on February 26. Nevada opened online poker to residents and visitors of its state on April 30 of this year and currently has two operators, Ultimate Poker and WSOP.com.