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Virgin Casino Hopes to Expand in the US Market
The first video bingo game is now live! New Jersey’s Virgin Casino has now introduced a brand new 90 Ball Bingo game for online players in state only. New Jersey is one of the first states in the US that allows some form of state-run legal online gambling post 2007. Virgin is setting the ground work for positioning itself in the US online gambling market as the possibility of expansion moves closer to being a reality.
As for the new game, 90 Ball Bingo becomes one of the few online bingo games made available in the United States. The game is being powered by Gamesys, a top of the line bingo provider in the UK. Live bingo game drawings take place every day from 10 a.m to 11 p.m. The games are played by classic 90 Ball rules. There is a way for players to win big with the Super Jackpot option. Players can always customize their game play with the multi-state option and win real money.
The state of New Jersey has been out front in reintroducing online gambling to the states. The Virgin online casino offers slots, online poker, and now bingo, showing that a full suite of games is what the people want. An online casino must be partnered with a land based casino in order to be legal in 2015.
Virgin uses the Tropicana as their co-owner. Having a license from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement has set up Virgin well in the state of New Jersey. But you can bet they are not intending on stopping there. It is now trending toward barriers against online gambling are starting to break down a bit. Delaware and Nevada already allow legalized online poker. Other states are creating legislation that would legalize state-run online gaming.
It has been documented that Virgin CEO, Simon Burridge, is very interested in bringing online gambling to California and Florida, due to their population density of potential players.
In the state of California there have been unsuccessful attempts to introduce online gambling since 2008. This year the California legislature has four online poker bills pending. But these bills primary purposes are for procedural matters. The biggest obstacles to online poker becoming a reality are the state’s racetracks desire to be licensees of online gambling. Also at issue are Native American tribes reluctance to allow racing and online companies like Poker Stars to enter the market.
There is no way to predict how long it will be before California and other states will allow it, if at all. Offshore sites number in the hundreds. Virgin can afford to be patient as long as their position in the forefront remains, and no other company steps up to challenge them. You can expect them to keep expanding in the New Jersey market for now. They will also reach out to other existing regulated markets when they open up. If they handle it correctly, it could prove to be one of Virgin’s best moves to date.