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Online casino and gambling experts, Jackpot247, have commented on the rise of so-called ‘poker tourism’, which is on the rise in US states that have already legalised online poker.

It doesn’t matter that online poker in New Jersey is only legal within the state borders, with many players signed up to regulated online gambling sites simply choosing to play as visitors. This practice has been dubbed ‘poker tourism’, and is on the rise for out-of-state players wishing to participate in legal internet poker games despite their own home state not currently allowing them to. According to one poker site, this kind of member actually accounts for around 15% of their online players.

A spokesperson for another online casino company operating the state said: “Folks are going through the effort to sign up for this activity, either while visiting the Garden State or when they know they have future plans to be in the state and thus want to give themselves the option. For Atlantic City to rebound, we need to attract players from outside the state to have reason to come visit again. To get them to sign up for our Total Rewards program and start gaining loyalty points will pay off for both our land-based and online businesses over the long term.”

Online gambling experts, Jackpot247, have responded to this trend, taking it as an encouraging sign for the potential of legalised online gambling in New Jersey and beyond. A spokesperson for the company said:

“The idea of poker tourism isn’t too surprising given that, unlike in many other countries around the world including the UK, online gambling does not have widespread regulation. In the three states that do allow legal internet poker, New Jersey, Delaware and Nevada, it thus makes sense that people would gravitate there. Participating in poker games on regulated online casino sites is restricted to those within the state borders, and it’s encouraging that many people are passionate enough about the game to travel to where they are able to enjoy it legally.”

Jackpot247 designs, creates and operates live roulette games broadcast on ITV and Sky channel 86, using casino certified equipment. With the best range of online casino games, the firm also provides live black jack online, roulette, poker, arcade games and Jackpot 247 casino slots available to play online and on mobile, with a view to providing an authentic casino experience to the home. The company encourages responsible gambling and only provides games manufactured to the highest standards to ensure customer satisfaction.

Daniel Solomou

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