Who regulates online casinos in Nevada and New Jersey?

Gambling in Nevada is controlled, licensed, and regulated by the Nevada Gaming Control Board and Nevada Gaming Commission. Unlike many American states, Nevada has specifically addressed online gambling, which was made legal in 2013 legislation. An online casino must be licensed by the Nevada Gaming Control Board to be legal, and must adhere to codes of conduct set forth and enforced by the Board.

Currently, the Gaming Control Board lists two major online casino operators as licensees on its website: Real Gaming (South Point Poker LLC) and WSOP – World Series of Poker (Caesars Interactive Entertainment, Inc.).

The Gaming Control Board, unlike many gambling commissions, also deals with consumer complaints directly, and allows gamblers to file complaints or disputes about interactive gaming websites licensed in Nevada on its website. Complaints and disputes are dealt with by the Gaming Control Board Enforcement Division, which ensures companies’ compliance with legislation.

New Jersey has a long history of legal gambling almost as colorful as that of Las Vegas, but its regulation systems are quite different. All websites authorized to offer interactive internet gaming in New Jersey are licensed and regulated by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, and must carry the www.njdge.org logo. The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement is under the jurisdiction of the Office of the Attorney General.

The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement currently authorizes five operators of interactive Internet gaming in the state of New Jersey: Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Caesars Interactive Entertainment New Jersey (an affiliate of Boardwalk Regency Corporation), Golden Nugget Atlantic City, Resorts Casino Hotel, and Tropicana Casino and Resort. These five operators currently administer a total of twenty online casino websites offering popular and well-known brands including Betfair, World Series of Poker, Tropicana Casino, and more.

Offline casinos in New Jersey are regulated by the State of New Jersey Casino Control Commission, and the New Jersey Council on Compulsive Gambling and New Jersey Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission also monitor and regulate the operation of raffles, bingo games and lotteries, under the jurisdiction of the Office of the Attorney General.

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