ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - New Jersey is poised to allow adults in the state to click a mouse or swipe a screen for a chance to win money, making it only the third state to offer online gambling.
A five-day trial period of Internet gambling begins Thursday night when players invited by casinos to test their systems make real-money bets online.
If all goes well, Internet gambling will be available to gamblers in New Jersey starting Tuesday. The only other states with online gambling are Nevada and Delaware.
Six of the seven casinos given permits to conduct Internet gambling in New Jersey were cleared to start taking bets during the trial run starting at 6 p.m. Thursday. One casino, the Golden Nugget Atlantic City, was left out of the test after its systems did not pass rigorous state testing.