EDISON - Just after midnight on Nov. 26, gamblers will be able to play casino games from the comfort of their own homes, Internet cafes or on the go.
State Sen. Ray Lesniak envisions New Jersey as the Silicon Valley of online gaming. "It will be billions for casinos and hundreds of millions of dollars for the state Treasury," he says.
Almost half a dozen of Atlantic City's resort casinos have earned the right to pair up with an online operator to run gambling websites, meaning gamblers won't have to visit AC to hit it big.
Gambling industry advocates hope that the same interest in convenience that made "off-track" wagers possible will carry over to table games.
Currently, only Nevada and Delaware offer online gaming.
Bill Pascrell III, of the Princeton Public Affairs Group, says the hope is that New Jersey can become the center of Internet gambling. "The American market for online gaming hasn't been touched yet," he says.
Some gamblers tell News 12 New Jersey they are a little wary of playing online, since they can't see the cards or who they are playing against.