By The Numbers: Online Gambling in New Jersey

Internet poker and other gambling games are scheduled to officially launch November 26 after a five-day test period.

The poker world is full of facts, figures, stats and records. With so many numbers being crunched day in and day out, sometimes it is tough to see what they all add up to. That is why BLUFF brings you some of the more interesting numbers related to the big tournaments, big stories, and big personalities in the poker world. Some are factual, some are fun and some are both.

Internet poker and other gambling games are scheduled to officially launch November 26 after a five-day test period.

Interstate online gambling in New Jersey is scheduled to take place on a full-time scale November 26th, after a five-day “soft launch” takes place November 21st. Poker, blackjack, roulette and other gambling games will be available from the start with several casinos, vendors and software firms already approved with another round taking place on November 15th. This week, By the Numbers offers some facts and figures about the Garden State and their online gambling prospects.

8,864,590: Estimated 2012 population of New Jersey according to the U.S. Census Bureau, the 11th most populous state.

3,676,023: Combined 2012 population of Nevada and Delware, the first two states to offer interstate gambling.

5: Atlantic City casinos currently approved for an Internet gaming permit as of November 14th. The list consists of the Borgata, Golden Nugget, Trump Taj Mahal, Trump Marina and Tropicana casinos.

5: Atlantic City casinos who have applied but have not been approved for an Internet gambling permit as of November 14. Those casinos are Caesars Atlantic City, Harrah’s Atlantic City, Showboat, Resorts, and Bally’s Atlantic City. All but Resorts are Caesars Entertainment properties, who will use software when approved.

13: Total transactional waivers approved as of November 14, allowing companies to engage in Internet gambling while waiting for a full investigation to be completed. The list includes the ten casinos who have gone through the application process and a variety of partnerships regarding Internet casino and poker operations.

2: Atlantic City casinos yet to submit an application for an Internet gaming permit. The Revel and Atlantic Club Casinos, both currently in bankruptcy proceedings.

46.6%: Percentage of New Jersey residents surveyed who were unaware New Jersey is launching regulated online gambling and poker in November 2013.

$15,000: Buy-in for the April 2014 World Poker Tour World Championship, sponsored by PartyPoker and held at the Borgata in Atlantic City. The Borgata is partnering with bwin.Party for their Internet gambling and poker site.

54: Companies approved that offer goods and services ancillary to Internet gambling in New Jersey. Payment processors, affiliates, marketing firms, software companies and location verification services are among the firms currently listed.

Members of Team PartyPokerUS – Mike Sexton, Jamie Kerstetter, Bobby Oboodi, and Scott Baumstein make up the initial roster of talent.

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