The following rule applies to the registration account. Players can create accounts from anywhere in the world, however, direct gambling is allowed only from the territory of New Jersey. Registered users, regardless of their location, should have access to a free game.
So, if you are planning a trip to this American state, you can register in advance. Although this is in theory, in practice, when trying to enter a US casino site, problems may arise if you do not change the IP to American.
If a player breaks the rules and makes real bets while out of state, he will be penalized. The controlling authority in the American casino is the Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE). If a player is caught in violation of the rules of location during the game, then his money will be confiscated by this organization.
Which US states are online casinos allowed in?
New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania. Of these, Pennsylvania has not yet launched an online casino, but 10 licenses have already been issued. The first sites are expected to launch in June-July 2019. Delaware was the first state to legalize online casinos, but remains the least promising in this area. Legalization took place in 2012, a year before New Jersey.
Now there are only three casinos operating in Delaware. In total, for 2018, their income was $ 2.6 million. At the same time, 14 US casinos operating in New Jersey earned about $ 300 million in 2018. Moreover, revenues increase by $ 50 million annually.
How much does an American casino license cost?
Opening an American online casino is not a cheap pleasure. In New Jersey, for example, you will need to pay $ 400,000 for a license and $ 250,000 for a renewal. Plus, casinos have to pay $ 250,000 annually to a fund to fight gambling addiction.
Pennsylvania is even more expensive. Operators need to pay $ 4 million for each category of games (slots, table games, poker). It turns out that if an American online casino in this state wants to launch a full suite of games, it will have to shell out $ 12 million. At one time, the state government offered a $ 2 million discount on the purchase of the complete set, but now it is no longer valid.