New Jersey Online Gaming Soft Launch Will Start with 8-Hour Tests

The soft-launch of online gaming in New Jersey will start with just an 8-hour window to test systems on the first two days.

According to a spokesperson from the NJ DGE, speaking to Press of Atlantic City, the five-day soft-launch period, scheduled to commence next Thursday, may be extended beyond November 25 if neccessary.

Players interested in helping test the system should pick an operator and sign up to pre-launch mailing lists, as the process is invite-only. Pre-launch websites include,, Let’ (Betfair), (Ultimate Poker), and

Following successful 8-hour tests on the 21st and 22nd, a 14-hour window will commence on the 23rd, then a full 24hrs for the final two days of testing.

Over a dozen transaction waivers have been issued, permitting operators to partake in the soft launch while full license applications are under review. Each operator must demonstrate their systems are sound during a minimum 5-day period before they can openly accept players for real-money gaming.

Caesars casinos still await permits, and PokerStars and Wynn still await transactional waivers. Further publication of new approvals, if any, will be issued this Friday.