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    Hey All,

    I used to run a pretty popular affiliate portal promoting mainly slots and video poker (one of you guys actually bought it from me and it seems to be doing better than ever - you know who you are !!!) I sold many years ago because of the grey areas surrounding legality in the US etc.

    I live in NJ where online gambling has just been LEGALIZED (Yay!!!) and I am thinking about getting back into the game (yeah, yeah start from scratch - ugh!!) I have some questions for the experts:

    1) My assumption is now that online gambling has been legalized in my state there is NO LONGER any distinction between player and promoter - in the past it was always questionable (at least to me) but now it seems no different as to whether I am a casual drinker (player) or I open a liquor store (operator/affiliate). Since drinking/alcohol is legal I can confidently drink it OR SELL IT in my state without worrying about some grey areas in the law. I believe that online gambling is now the same - since it is legal in my state (probably soon to be legal in most states) I can be a player or promoter without worrying. What are your thoughts?

    2) Assuming I want to get back in the game - which online casinos accept US players/affiliates? In my day the ones I did the best with were: Casinocoins (gone), CasinoRewards (great company and they had a really hot affiliate manager: Renee), Wagershare - great guy named Tim W. really helped me out, Slotland, and Referback (stopped accepting US affiliates long ago I think.

    So who should I promote now? And what are your thoughts on the recent legalization in NJ and several other states and how that affects US citizens who promote online casinos as affiliates and anything else you care to share?

    Actually, none of these casino aff programs or people probably even exist anymore but I figured you guys and girls would know.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by spdrus View Post
    Hey All,


    1) My assumption is now that online gambling has been legalized in my state there is NO LONGER any distinction between player and promoter - in the past it was always questionable (at least to me) but now it seems no different as to whether I am a casual drinker (player) or I open a liquor store (operator/affiliate). Since drinking/alcohol is legal I can confidently drink it OR SELL IT in my state without worrying about some grey areas in the law. I believe that online gambling is now the same - since it is legal in my state (probably soon to be legal in most states) I can be a player or promoter without worrying. What are your thoughts?


    Thanks!

    Would say you should look up those that have received a license to operate in NJ - if promoting other casinos you are most likely back at playing in the grey areas. Those licensed if I am not wrong is Bwin - with MGM Resorts, Gamesys with Tropicana, 888 with Caesars Entertainment.

    Some others but I am not sure since the US market is not our thing

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    I may be wrong but I think you are now required to have a license to promote legal online casinos in NJ.
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    Check the laws in your state. Do your homework. No one here will be able to advise you legally.

    Good luck.

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    Your assumption seems way off. Do your homework.

    Legalisation of some companies to run intra-state games is a long way from open slather acceptance of online gaming. Instead it appears to be the establishment of a monied cartel to dominate the market.

    I understand that promoters (and affiliates) of these locally legislated games also need to go through a background check process, that involves quite detailed financial status and character checking and involves significant fees (thousands).

    Part of the check is making sure that you are not promoting illegal games (offshore companies) as well.

    Not surprisingly - it's not a popular option for existing affiliates with an existing portfolio.

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