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A Wrap Of New Jersey’s Online Gaming Scene For November

November’s revenue numbers are in for New Jersey’s online poker scene, with a report just released by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement showing the figure to be at $1,877,603.

This number is down 4.6% from the previous month’s figures, and is actually the lowest monthly total recorded for 2014.

The online casino gaming win number for November has also been revealed, with a total of $6,861,295 being posted. This number is a drop of 8.7%, but the reduction can be partly attributed to a record jackpot win of $1,300,000 which occurred earlier in the month, when a local resident hit the winning combination at HarrahsCasino.com.

Without this significant win, the online casino gaming win would have shown an increase.

Christmas To Bring Gifts To Casino Owners

The New Jersey online poker sector can perhaps look forward to a Merry Christmas though.

The holiday season is traditionally a good time for online casino operators which feature poker as part of their gaming stable.

With people having more leisure time available to them, they are more likely to game than at other times throughout the year.

Two Leave, One Almost Joins

New Jersey’s online poker scene has had a somewhat tumultuous year, with both Betfair and Ultimate Gaming removing their poker offerings from the local market, though Betfair does still retain an online casino presence in the state.

Famed brand PokerStars did look to set to join the scene in October, with New Jersey Democrat Senator Raymond Lesniak a supporter, but it appears that political plays may have brought that idea down.

It is thought that Sheldon Adelson’s so far unsuccessful campaign to outlaw online gaming may have been a major contributor to PokerStars non-arrival, and Democrat Lesniak hinted as much through his Twitter account.

Adelson Down, But Not Out

Sheldon Adelson continues to be a thorn in the side of online gaming, even if his anti-online bill didn’t pass in the final stages of 2014.

It would appear that his considerable resources continue to block PokerStar’s attempts to enter the New Jersey market, and his anti-online gaming mouthpiece, the Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling, was quick to take to social media to celebrate the drop in monthly revenue for New Jersey’s online poker sector.

While the holiday season will bring some rest and respite to all, it will surely only be a temporary break before the war between online gaming and Sheldon Adelson continues onwards throughout 2015.