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Gaming Intelligence Quotes George Calhoun on the Practical Meaning of NJ DGE Advisory

The New Jersey Department of Gaming Enforcement has issued an advisory bulletin stating that any companies operating in black markets will be banned from the state.

“If you operate in a grey market jurisdiction where internet gaming laws are ambiguous – or no affirmative enforcement actions have been taken – you’re probably good to go where NJ licensure is concerned,” commented Ifrah Law gaming lawyer George Calhoun. “But if you operate in a jurisdiction where the relevant authorities have taken affirmative action to prevent internet gaming activity, it will be considered a black market and you may be ineligible for a New Jersey license. Make sure you know what a black market is and stay out!”

“For practical purposes, this means that New Jersey has adopted a suitability standard of ‘if it’s not prohibited there, you are permitted here’,” continued Calhoun.



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