Some glitches as online betting starts in NJ

November 22, 2013 by Wayne Parry
This Nov. 19, 2013 photo taken from a computer screen in Atlantic City, N.J., shows a game of online poker in progress on the global site. The site's parent company,, is partnered with Atlantic City's Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa and will begin offering a test of Internet gambling to New Jersey residents on Nov. 21. Company officials say the global site is very similar to what New Jersey residents will experience when they log on. New Jersey is the third state in the nation to legalize online gambling. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

New Jersey has begun a five-day test of its new Internet gambling systems to shake out any bugs before the anticipated statewide launch next week.

But for some gamblers Thursday's "soft play" period demonstrated that the sophisticated technology designed to ensure that gamblers actually are within New Jersey's borders appeared to have worked too well.

Tina Gonzalez, of Ocean Township, became frustrated when she was blocked. She fears there could be "mayhem" when online betting launches statewide next Tuesday.

Joseph Brennen of Ventnor traveled 30 miles and three hours to different locations but still wasn't able to part with any of his money.

Seven casinos participated in the rollout. The casinos, approved by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, collectively offered 14 websites where customers can—eventually—make real-money bets.

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1 / 5 (7) Nov 23, 2013
Good thing they do testing for a gambling website.... Now if Obama would have done the same thing with the Obama website,
5 / 5 (2) Nov 24, 2013
If Obama had actually written the software, I would actually agree with you.

But he didn't.

It was written by an incompetent corporation.

Why are you not placing blame where it belongs? On the corporation that botched the software.

1.5 / 5 (8) Nov 25, 2013
It's now dawning on even poor old troll Vendicar(E) Decarian that Obamacare and global warming energy-rationed Enroncare spell the death knoll of liberalism. A decade of screaming at people with righteousness now becomes year-by-year ridiculousness as empirical results unfold.

For now, he is in denial of the impossible retched ruin of his overextended ego.

He is not alone.
1.5 / 5 (8) Nov 25, 2013
Romneycare *worked*, but green energy consulting firm owned reported that *Obama* had better leadership skills, you know, for things like universal healthcare, that he had zero experience with running before:
3 / 5 (2) Nov 25, 2013
"Obamacare and global warming energy-rationed Enroncare spell the death knoll of liberalism." - NikkieTard

Why do you think that demonstrated Corporate incompetence anything more than yet more Corporate incompetence.

You know, the same kind of Corporate Incompetence that Tanked the U.S. economy.

I guess that is why Congressional Republicans have an 8 percent approval rating.

Don't you agree, TardieBoy?

3 / 5 (2) Nov 25, 2013
"Romneycare *worked*" - NikkieTard

RomneyCare/ObamaCare, it's pretty much the same thing.

Can you tell us why Romney turned his back on his own working program? Was it to appeal to Conservative Extremists who are out to destroy any and all health care programs they can find?
3 / 5 (2) Nov 25, 2013
"Now if Obama would have done the same thing with the Obama website," - FreeTardO

Isn't it the job of the person writing the software to see that it works?

Obama didn't write the software. An Incompetent Corporation did.

Personally I think the Corporation should be sued out of existence.

Don't you agree?
2 / 5 (8) Nov 25, 2013
V(E) postured: "Can you tell us why Romney turned his back on his own working program?"

States rights, period. No back turning at all.

V(E) buck passes: "Obama didn't write the software. An Incompetent Corporation did. Personally I think the Corporation should be sued out of existence."

Was hiring Michelle Obama's old college buddy a competent leadership decision? If not, why trust that leadership ever again?

"CGI Federal, which secured a $678 million no-bid contract to build the Obamacare exchange web portal, has come under increased scrutiny for ties between senior executives and the Obama administration following the disastrous rollout of the healthcare website. Toni Townes-Whitley, a senior vice president at CGI Federal, is a Princeton classmate of First Lady Michelle Obama."
1 / 5 (6) Nov 25, 2013
Progressives such as VD are such racists. They think that because Obama is so stupid he should not be held responsible for anything. According to VD and the Progressive Media, Obama is so stupid he could not have know anything about the economy, about the IRS going after Obama's enemies, about Benghazi being a terrorist act and that a film no one saw was not responsible for anything, fast and furious gun running, the DOE going after reporters investigating Obama scandals, Obama wife giving the project to build Obama's website to her friends.

Progressives think Obama is so stupid that he is unable to hold ANYONE accountable for anything.

VD, why are you such a racist? Why do you think that just because Obama is 1/2 black that he is too dumb to be held accountable for his actions? I'm sure if Obama was 100% white or 1/2 white/ and 1/2 Latino you would consider him smart enough to be held accountable for his actions.
1 / 5 (6) Nov 25, 2013
Two contractors that worked on, the online marketplace for acquiring government-approved insurance plans, were Teal Media and Development Seed, whose executives have ties with the Obama administration and campaigns. Meanwhile, much media attention has already been paid to Canadian-based CGI Federal, the chief company behind the website, where one top executive is a friend of the Obamas and contributor to the campaign.

George Schindler, president for U.S. and Canada for CGI Federal's parent company CGI Group, donated to Obama's reelection campaign after his company won the ObamaCare contract

The main website developer built a database which came in at 1,000 times more expensive than projected

According to Progressives such as VD.... Obama is too stupid to have known this or be responsible for this...

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