As we reported back in January, New Jersey became the latest state to legalise both online and mobile gambling within its borders. Government officials backed the plan because they believed it would bring in millions of dollars of much needed tax revenue each year. Unfortunately, their estimates have proved to be wildly optimistic for the following reasons.... Many of its citizens chose to continue playing at offshore online poker rooms and casinos that continued to operate within the state. In fact there are reports that overseas companies have intensified their efforts to attract New Jersey players since the legislation was introduced. In order for your poker client to work on your desktop, iPhone or Android, your first had to verify your location by either using your machines IP address or geolocation of your mobile device. In 2014 you might think that this would be a very easy problem to solve but they have experienced huge teething problems which have probably resulted in many mobile gamers reverting to other websites. It has now come to light that even if you manage to get any of the gambling apps to work, almost half of all credit card transactions are declined making it impossible for many real money players to deposit funds in their accounts. It is still early days in this experiment so New Jersey make at some point achieve the revenue targets they have set but these kind of technical and financial transaction problems will make things far more difficult. It is hard to blame New Jersey gamblers for abandoning these state licensed gabling companies due to the frustration of not being able to get the software to work or or not being able to deposit money in their player accounts.