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Gamblers in other states tried to bet online in New Jersey

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Gamblers in other states tried to bet online in New Jersey

CREATED Nov 22, 2013

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Would-be gamblers from at least 23 states tried to log onto casino gambling websites in the first night of New Jersey's test of online betting.

Matt Katz is CEO of CAMS LLC, which provides geolocation technology to the Taj Mahal and Trump Plaza, and age verification technology to the Borgata. He tells The Associated Press those attempts show why New Jersey's fledgling Internet gambling industry needs strict safeguards to keep out-of-state residents from gambling online here.

New Jersey's Internet gambling law requires that gamblers be present in the state.

But that technology locked out many legitimate would-be gamblers Thursday night during the first of a five-night trial period for online betting.

Casino executives and their online partners say adjustments are being made and systems are continuing to be tested.