New Jersey issues rules to allow skill-based gambling

New Jersey gambling regulators have issued regulations allowing companies to place skill-based gambling devices on the floor of the state’s eight casinos.

The state Division of Gaming Enforcement posted the rules by which manufacturers of skill-based games must operate.

They include prominently letting players know that the outcome of their bet can be influenced by their physical or mental skill as opposed to traditional gambling devices that are based on chance.

Division Director David Rebuck says under a fast-track provision, manufacturers who bring their skill-based devices to New Jersey before any other jurisdiction can have them in operation on a casino floor within 14 days of approval.

The rules mirror those adopted last September in Nevada, so any device approved there would be allowed in New Jersey as well.

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