Online gaming has jumped through so many hoops over the years, some were for it; others weren’t. In a city where a majority of the revenue comes from the casinos you would have to wonder if this would be a good move or a bad move. With the projected numbers, it looks like it could be a great move. Often times, lawmakers were concerned with under aged users trying to access a casino but there are ways and strict regulations which would make that nearly impossible without major repercussions.
Your news feeds have been flooded by it, your TV anchors are always talking about it, job growth, the unemployment rate, everything has been affected by the economic downturn in one way or another. Even the cities of luxury and riches like Atlantic City and Las Vegas are suffering too. Slowly, we have seen our economy come back with the addition of new jobs, offered by companies in the newest ways. The online gaming industry is about to contribute to Atlantic City in major ways. When it comes to gambling, you wouldn’t automatically think that online gaming could contribute as much as the land-based casinos can, but it will!
Online gaming has jumped through so many hoops over the years, some were for it; others weren’t. In a city where a majority of the revenue comes from the casinos, you would have to wonder if this would be a good move or a bad move. With the projected numbers, it looks like it could be a great move. Often times, lawmakers were concerned with underage users trying to access a casino but there are ways and strict regulations which would make that nearly impossible without major repercussions.
Online gaming as it stands today is a billion dollar industry, unfortunately for the United States, that money is tossed overseas into the online casinos which are currently hosted there. Three of the states have realized the potential revenue that is being lost each year and have decided to enact laws which will allow all or some forms of gambling. Playing online is very beneficial to many different types of people. Some see it as a form of entertainment, others see it as an escape. After work, you’re tired and ready to just unwind. Playing online could be a really great way to do this because you beat the crowds and the smoky atmosphere, all while potentially winning some money. In some of the Atlantic City casinos, like the Borgata for instance, you will already have ways to play in other places aside from the casino. Some of the casinos will have an iPad lounge which is where players will be given an iPad to utilize while remaining within the lounge, to play online games of many different kinds.
Atlantic City has just issued their first online gaming permit to the Borgata Hotel & Casino which will also create new jobs for the area. The companies who will be facilitating the new online gaming structures will bring hundreds, potentially thousands of new job openings. Most of the new jobs will be in information technology positions as opposed to the traditional casino-style jobs. Some of the companies looking to head over to Atlantic City are PokerStars, Bwin.party, 888 Holdings, 2UP Gaming and other major web companies that now operate casinos overseas.