New Jersey is open and ready to go with regulated casinos, sportsbooks as well as poker rooms for everyone to participate. For those that enjoy a little iGaming, you can also use offshore sites which are perfectly legal in New Jersey, although it must be remembered that the legal gambling age in the State is 21.
All land-based casinos are currently found within Atlantic City and are regulated by the New Jersey Casino Control Commission (the race betting is managed by the New Jersey Racing Commission.)
The freedom that those in New Jersey have with regards to gambling both at land-based venues and online at sites like Fruity KIng are the envy of some states in the US who are still under strict regulations, Atlantic City with all its casinos have helped to secure New Jersey as a tolerant state that understands people enjoy a bet or wager to add a measure of excitement to their games.
The Impact of Legal Gambling in New Jersey
As would be expected, online gambling contributes massively to the New Jersey economy, which makes it all the more puzzling why other states, who witness this success story, do not open themselves up to the same possibilities.
Billions of dollars are generated each year, according to Bloomberg, the nine land-based casinos generated a whopping $1.5 billion in gambling revenue. Of course, these last couple of years have been unlike any other. During these hard times, online gambling came to the rescue.
Back Into Business
Happily for the land-based casino operators, business is once again up and running. Take the Resorts Casino Hotel which has a prime location over 21 acres at the northern end of Atlantic City Boardwalk. This stunning venue has 310 feet of Boardwalk frontage that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean – a simply breathtaking backdrop to any location.
The beauty of the Resorts Casino Hotel (which is a Mohegan Sun Property) is that it provides the complete experience from luxurious accommodation some with breathtaking views over the ocean, entertainment that surpasses the wildest dreams, and of course a casino experience that is non-stop in the 80,0000 square-foot casino.
With something to suit all tastes as The Resorts Casino Hotel has more than 70 table games and a staggering 1,500 slot machines which are open for use 24 hours of the day. There is also the DraftKings Sportsbook that has 5,000 square feet of action boasting 18 betting kiosks, HD LED video walls, five betting windows in surroundings that are both the height of comfort.
As Atlantic City opens up so do the beaches (from Memorial Day – September 30th, 2021) where lifeguards will be on duty and so does the Boardwalk although there are still some restrictions here as social distancing is encouraged. The restaurants and bars are also operating at 100% capacity with outdoor dining and deliveries also available. Atlantic City beach bars and clubs need to be contacted to make sure what hours they are open (the same applies to the amusement parks and arcades.) Those that enjoy fishing and golf can also take part in those pastimes.
Main Photo by Javon Swaby.