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Real Money Bingo becomes legal in New Jersey

April 12th, 2016

For us in the UK, real money online bingo has been available for a long time. We are well used to having access to amazing bingo games with the opportunity to win huge jackpots. This week, some of our American counterparts were finally given the same opportunity. New Jersey became the first state to legalise online bingo. Now patrons of the state will be able to play bingo for the chance to net real money wins.

America has long taken a hard-line stance to online gambling. At present, Nevada, New Jersey, Delaware and the US Virgin Islands allow online gambling. As of late 2015, California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New York, Pennsylvania and Washington have all introduced bills to allow the activity too. In the remaining states, online gambling is still illegal.

After becoming one of the original pioneer states of online betting, New Jersey has become increasingly innovative. The introduction of real money online bingo is just one example. Pala Interactive is the team behind the Garden State’s first bingo website. At present, the 90 ball bingo site is only open to the first 400 players who register. These players will be given $25 per day to spend on bingo and will then be asked to feedback. These comments will be used to improve the site and make it ready for the general public.

This may very well be the start of online real money bingo making its mark in the US in a big way. Stay tuned!