New Jersey Online Betting Becomes More Versatile by Landing Jackpocket

New Jersey Online Betting Becomes More Versatile by Landing Jackpocket
By Lou Monaco

With so many New Jersey mobile betting app options to choose from, the old standby is taking it to the next level.

Jackpocket, the leading mobile lottery app in the country to order official state lottery tickets online safely and securely, announced Tuesday it has gained online market access in New Jersey for its forthcoming online casino product through Caesars Interactive Entertainment New Jersey, LLC.

The state’s regulation allows each internet gaming licensee (in this case, Caesars) to work with up to five brands to offer mobile gambling games, with Jackpocket securing rare access.

The company expects to launch its online casino product in 2022, following completion of regulatory approvals with the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement.


Jackpocket Partners with Pro Teams

With lottery operations in 10 states, including New Jersey,  New York, and Texas, Jackpocket will be the first third-party lottery service to enter the online casino space in the Garden State.

Jackpocket – which also has partnerships with the New York Jets (NFL), New York Islanders (NHL) and the New York Racing Association (NYRA) – is also available in Arkansas, Colorado, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oregon and Washington, D.C.

“Following our recent $120M Series D financing, Jackpocket's mission is to expand into new gaming verticals, and we are confident that lottery fans will be interested in new ways to play, including slots, bingo, and table games,” Jackpocket CEO Peter Sullivan said in a news release. “Our user research has shown a high correlation between Jackpocket lottery players and those who enjoy casino-style gaming. We look forward to bringing the innovative tech, intuitive design, and seamless experience that the Jackpocket app is known for into this new arena.”

Major Payout on Jackpocket App

In October, a Jackpocket app user in Union County, N.J., won $9.4 million on the app (New Jersey Pick 6 lotto prize), which marked the single largest legal-and-regulated win ever on a mobile device in the United States.

Last month, Jackpocket announced it had raised $120 million in Series D funding and opened a second headquarters in Santa Barbara, Calif., to support the company's rapid growth. The company’s corporate offices are in New York City.

In New Jersey alone, there have been more than $26M in winnings since Jackpocket’s launch with more than 120,000 winners.


Poker Aplenty This Month

New Jersey poker players found their holidays brighter last week with a pair of announcements.

BetMGM announced on Thursday that it would have two poker series this month.

Cheap Stakes, a low-stakes tournament series, will run from Dec. 17-26. It will feature daily buy-ins of $20 and $50.

New Year Knockout Weekend will follow from Dec. 29 through Jan. 2, 2022. That will be a tournament series based around progressive knockout bounty events.

Earlier last week, Poker Stars announced its own event, running from now until Dec. 30. Each day at 7:30 p.m. a surprise tournament not found on the regular schedule will be announced as part of “25 Days of Tournaments.”

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Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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