New Jersey Online Poker Trending Upward for July

Though considered a slow month for online gambling, figures show a slight uptick of online poker play in New Jersey for July. Online poker has been lagging behind play on online slots and casino games in the state.

Online poker in New Jersey seems to have had a good month in July.

And that’s encouraging considering that July is usually a slow month for online play and that online poker play has been declining in the state, even as online slots and casino game play has been taking off.

According to figures from PokerScout and, cash game traffic at New Jersey online poker sites has shown an upward tick in July. Average cash game traffic for the month is up about 3 percent compared to where the state was at the end of June.

That play increased as the month went on and the state’s online sites have averaged about 300 cash game players, a number that hasn’t been seen since April.

In June, online poker brought in just $1.8 million for Atlantic City casinos, down over 10 percent when compared to the $2 million they made in June 2014.

Meanwhile, online casino games play was up about 32 percent in June. For 2015 as a whole, internet poker revenues are down more than 26 percent while overall online gambling winnings are up 28 percent.