The public can comment on proposed regulations for Internet gambling, which will be published on the state's Division of Gaming Enforcement website for two months beginning June 3.

A draft of the proposals regulations is already uploaded to the site. (http://www.nj.gov/oag/ge/proposed_rules.htm)

Division Director David Rebuck will announce the date on which New Jersey casinos will be permitted to begin accepting wagers over the Internet at least 45 days prior to commencement.

“New Jersey has once again proven to be in the forefront of casino gaming with the development of Internet wagering regulations for all casino games,” Rebuck said.

The implementation of Internet wagering is another step in Governor Chris Christie's Atlantic City reform and revitalization agenda, according to a statement for the Division today.

Mobile gaming regulations were the precursor to the Internet gaming regulations, the Division said. "Through extensive research of those regulations, the Division examined domestic and foreign jurisdictions, including Nevada, Alderney, France, Spain, Italy and Denmark; reviewed standards of others gaming operations; and considered guidelines employed by Federal Reserve regarding network security. The Division also reviewed and incorporated standards recommended by the National Council on Problem Gambling."

The regulations include establishing standards for player integrity, which includes ensuring against wagers from underage and problem gamblers, as well as individuals on the Division's self-exclusion and exclusion lists.

"System software standards for age verification, prevention of fraudulent and criminal conduct and funding limits for patron accounts are also proposed," the DGE said. "Individuals do not have to be residents of the State, but must be located within the State to participate in Internet gaming through a permitted Atlantic City casino."

The regulations will also cover application requirements. The DGE is also looking for an Internet gaming consultant to help implement the new processes.

The pubic comment period will last through August 2, with final adoption following review and response to all comments.