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You can now gamble online in New Jersey

Online gambling will give Atlantic City "a fighting chance," said one Atlantic City casino general manager to the Daily News. The city saw its casino revenues drop by almost half since 2006, when it brought in more than $5 billion.

Atlantic City by Flickr user pEtE via Flickr Creative Commons.

You can now — legally — gamble online in New Jersey. Yes, you have to physically be in New Jersey and this will be monitored through your IP address.

The state approved six Atlantic City casinos to offer online games starting yesterday, after a five-day trial period, the Daily News reported. That makes New Jersey the third state to allow online gambling.

The new addition will give Atlantic City “a fighting chance,” said one Atlantic City casino general manager to the Daily News. The city saw its casino revenues drop by almost half since 2006, when it brought in more than $5 billion.

Read the Daily News’ primer on online gambling in N.J. here.

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