On March 7th this year in the article “About turn in the American online casino legislation” casinos.ie reported that there were moves afoot to change legislation in the US State of New Jersey and it can now be reported in the Irish casino news that legislation has been passed that will permit online casinos to operate. This could possibly open up some opportunities for European online casino operators who already have the expertise and knowledge to work with operators in New Jersey. Irish online casino operator Paddy Power made mention of the possibility in the recent Annual General Meeting but cautioned that it would depend on the cost of entry into the market and the size of the market itself. Bwin/Party already has an agreement with Boyd which is believed to be the largest casino operator in Atlantic City but others such as William Hill and possibly Ladbrokes could also team up with existing casino operators in the State who generally are not performing that well. The legislation covers online casinos and of course online poker but not online sports gambling and although it is still uncertain when the online casinos will start to be operational, it is thought that it should be in the first quarter of 2014 or before. It appears according to reports in the Irish casino news that there are some substantial differences in the forecast numbers with Chris Christie the State Governor indicating a tax revenue some ten times more than others are forecasting which is going to make it even more difficult for players Such as Paddy Power to make decisions. The good news for online casino players in America is that it seems likely that when success has been proved in one State others will be quick to follow. Casinos.ie will try to keep in touch with developments and let you know through this Irish casino news feature.