New Jersey Division of Gaming sets temporary rules for skill-based gaming

By Mark Iandolo | Feb 27, 2016

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement announced temporary regulations regarding skill-based gaming.

“This is another important step towards implementing skill-based gaming in the Atlantic City gaming market. Although the division has had the authority to authorize these games for some time and announced in October 2014 an initiative for manufacturers to bring their skill-based games to New Jersey, the industry requested specific regulations to guide their efforts to create innovative skill-based products,” Division Director David Rebuck said.

New Jersey has chosen to mirror Nevada’s skill-based regulations published in September 2015. Companies that bring skill-based gamed to New Jersey, however, will have an advantage. The “New Jersey First” provision allows gaming products submitted to New Jersey prior to any other jurisdiction to be put in a casino within 14 days.

“While the division does not currently have any skill-based products in its Technical Services Lab, we are in discussions regarding several products and hope the clarity provided by these regulations will bring even more submissions in this cutting edge area that converges traditional casino gaming with the skill-based gaming so popular with Millennials,” Rebuck said.

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