sino games on partypoker’s website two
or three times a week. His table games
of choice are roulette and Texas Hold’em
Bonus and slots, a form of poker in which
the player goes up against the house. But
his big score—a $30,000 jackpot—came
on the site’s Monopoly slots.
“I’m kind of laid back, and online allows me to play whenever I want without having to make a long drive,” Davies
says. “I think it’s particularly good for
people who want to learn the games,
and the casino is just too intimidating.”
As online players go, Davies is a relatively high roller, betting $20 a spin
on roulette. In both poker and casino
games, so-called micro-stakes games let
players wager dimes, nickels and even
AS NEW JERSEY’S INTERNET GAMING
industry works to right the ship, it needs
to navigate the rapidly changing cyber-world.
Executives like Borgata senior vice
president of operations Joe Lupo and
bwin.party’s Haas say the industry must
pivot quickly to add apps for mobile devices—online gambling’s near future.
And social media is increasingly viewed
as the key to marketing Internet gambling and creating a community of online players.
Internet gambling also needs to court
the corporate world. Partnerships with
prominent organizations, such as partypoker’s sponsorship deals with the
NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers and the NHL’s
New Jersey Devils, can lend credibility
and exposure to online gambling.
The leaders of New Jersey’s online
gambling industry know they have much
work ahead of them. But they also believe that momentum is on their side.
“We don’t want to be Barnes and
Noble that can’t compete against Amazon,” Palansky says. “We are trying to
attract the next generation of gamers....
And in that regard, Internet gambling
is not an ‘if’ business. This is a ‘when’
Bill Ordine, a former reporter and editor at
the Philadelphia Inquirer and Baltimore
Sun, runs the website phillygambles.com,
covering casinos and gaming in Atlantic
City and Southeast Pennsylvania.
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