Google Play has had a long-standing policy against publishing real-money gambling apps.
But that is all changing now (both in the U.S. and around much of the world).
Read to find out what this means for New Jersey's online casino players.
Google has apparently had a change of heart when It comes to online casino apps and games. The industry giant previously would not allow any real money games to be searched in their signature app store, called Google Play.
While you could download online casino apps from their Google Play, you could not search for them there.
Since you could not get Android apps from Google Play, that meant you had to download it from the online casino's website.
In truth, following the link to the app directly from the casino's website is not a bad idea, though. Since many apps look similar, or can be difficult to find in Google Play or Apple's App Store, following the link from the casino can help you make sure you're getting the app you want.
It will be easier to find official apps in Google Play. That may mean that we'll see slightly more players in New Jersey.
However, the online casino industry is doing very well in New Jersey. As Google Play will not be doing any special advertising or placement for New Jersey's legal online casinos, we can't really expect much of a bump.
However Google's acceptance of New Jersey's legal casinos' app will give users one more platform to provide feedback on the apps' functionality.
According to Google, the following will now be permitted for their US market:
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