According to this article from Calvinayre.com, NJ regulators are inviting skill-based game developers to bring their games to NJ and find ways to incorporate this type of play into the casino wagering environment. Assuming they pass regulatory hurdles, the games would be fast tracked for approval..
The article states:
“On Tuesday, the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) announced it was “eager” to receive submissions from developers of “social and skill-based gaming options such as Candy Crush and Words With Friends,” in the hopes that they would “find ways to incorporate this type of play into the casino wagering environment.”
“The DGE believes this expanded gaming palette would “bring more customers to a casino’s slot floor or to their internet website.” Social gamers’ familiarity with these products makes it more likely that they would be “willing to try them out for real money casino gaming.””
On June 3, 2014 in a post on this blog I stated the following when discussing what NJ needs to do to succeed in the i-gaming space:
“Notwithstanding all of this, NJ could be successful if the operators would focus on mobile and tablet gaming instead of PC based gaming and the software providers would develop unique games that people could wager on that were not the typical slot and casino games they currently offer.
See my post: http://alexigelman.com/sheldon-adelson-is-winning-his-war-against-online-gambling-finally-someone-agrees-with-me/
Seems like the DGE is finally getting the message.