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  Unregulated Gambling: New Jersey has strict regulatory oversight of Atlantic City casinos; however, Internet casinos and other types of on-line gambling are not regulated and not legal. Those who participate in on-line gambling are at risk of being defrauded of potentially large amounts of money. There are no guarantees of payment, fairness or legitimacy when it comes to Internet gambling.  
  Underage and Problem Gambling: Because on-line gambling is conducted in isolation - in the privacy of one's home, office, etc. - there is no human interaction that might prevent underage gambling and no opportunity for intervention should a bettor start to exhibit signs of problem gambling. Children can easily get hold of a credit card which they can use to gamble online. They can run up large amounts of debt before being detected. Internet gambling is particularly dangerous for problem gamblers. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, call 1-800-Gambler or visit the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey.  
  Personal and Financial Information at Risk: Providing credit card numbers, bank account access, or other financial or personal information to Internet gambling sites is extremely risky. New Jersey does not approve or regulate any of these sites, so you may be putting yourself at risk of credit card fraud, identity theft, or other financial crimes by disclosing information that should be kept secure.  
  "Totally Legal" Sites: A number of Internet gambling web sites claim that they are totally legal. Don't be fooled by this statement - Internet gambling is not legal in New Jersey.  
  Prosecutions: Operators of several Internet gambling sites have been prosecuted and convicted federally and by several states.  
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