In Nevada and Delaware the impact has been smaller.
Despite the online gambling spike in New Jersey and elsewhere, overall gambling tax revenue in the states is flat on average, according to Lucy Dadayan, senior research scientist at the Rockefeller Institute of Government.
In 17 states she studied, tax revenue from gambling declined by 0.4 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016, compared to the same quarter of 2015.
In Pennsylvania, the state’s continuing budget woes have given a push to casino-sponsored online gambling.
But the prospect of a new state revenue source has persuaded some legislators that it’s time to implement online casino games.