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Online casinos continue to drastically outperform online poker rooms in New Jersey, according to a new report from Gambling Compliance.
The latest illustration of the disparity between online casinos and online poker in N.J. came from a report called “U.S. Internet Gambling In Focus: 2014 and 2015.”
The graph below illustrates the growth of online casinos vs. that of online poker rooms since the launch of iGaming in New Jersey:
The graph shows 93% growth in monthly win per capita since launch for online casinos, while online poker rooms have seen a decline of 29% since launch.
You can read the entire report from Gambling Compliance here.
Revenue has been spread pretty evenly among the four active online casinos in New Jersey:
This data illustrates an obvious fact — that regulating all online casino games would be much more lucrative for states considering iGaming than allowing just online poker.
Without shared liquidity among states, it’s simply difficult for states to grow their online poker win and player pools. Notably, California is considering legislation that would only regulate online poker — although it’s one of the few states with a population base that can actually support an online poker market. Clearly, the ceiling for revenue becomes considerably higher for states that are willing to offer casino games online, as well.
There are several things to watch for on the poker vs. casino disparity this year: