Online Betting Geolocation Fine Tuned in New Jersey

Published Monday, March 10, 2014 -
Online Betting Geolocation Fine Tuned in New Jersey

The technology required to keep online gambling legal in the jurisdictions that allow internet wagers for real money in the USA is formidable. One of the most important is the use of geolocation that determines whether the player is actually located in the designated jurisdiction. In the new regulated area of New Jersey geolocation had a few problems when players tried to log into sites offered in Atlantic City. Some players would log in and then lose service because the technology found a different location than one in the state. Other players were never able to log in without some assistance due to geolocation issues.

The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement has been rectifying those issues and it looks as if the regulator has begun to relax the strict enforcement of the geolocators enabling more players to reach the gambling sites they were in search of. Online gambling revenue projections were far too generous in the beginning and the fledgling industry is off to a slower start than what was anticipated due to some degree the technical glitches of geolocating.

The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement’s spokesperson Kerry Langan, tried to explain the situation saying the regulator had been working with the suppliers of geolocating technology and the casinos offering internet betting to make the service more reliable and locating more accurate. It was the aim to secure player confidence and make the logging on process easier and less negative.

Brian Mattingley, CEO of 888 Holdings said the regulator in New Jersey has provided a more flexible geolocating option that has been effective in providing more accurate geolocation results in the last few months giving players better access to offerings by casinos and online operators in the jurisdiction. As with many new ventures the technology sometimes requires fine tuning to make things run right.



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