The Kahnawake Gaming Commission has recently come to an agreement with the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement to pull their licenses from the USA online casino market. Some might wonder why they would do such a thing. As many know, the New Jersey gambling industry has been suffering for a very long time. The land based casinos are still closing one by one and for the most part, online gambling was introduced as an effort to try and keep the industry alive and well. Unfortunately, the casinos offering gaming to New Jersey residents were off to a rocky start. Mainly due to the UIGEA being passed 10 years ago, many payment processors refused to work with any USA casinos. This sent players into a state of frustration and with good reason.
The state of New Jersey still had residents who were playing at casinos around the world, losing the state revenue that could be applied and used toward improvements. Because of that small detail, the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement wanted to figure out a way that they could again, keep some of the gambling profits within the state. Since the state of New Jersey made such a convincing claim, the Kahnawake Gaming Commision will no longer grant licenses to casinos who choose to offer gaming to USA online casino players.
On September 30th 2016, the agreement went into effect and for the most part, the casinos who were operating under this license will seek out a different licensing jurisdiction which won’t cause any kind of an inconvenience for the online casino players. Despite the fact that some casinos such as Bovada (even as far back as 2 years ago) have already stopped accepting players from New Jersey, they still were forced to find a different licensing region.