888Casino is edging closer to shutting down online casino and online poker games in New Jersey after a poor performance.

888Casino Set To Shut Down Operations In New Jersey

Online casino users in New Jersey are set to lose access to the 888Casino and 888Poker after a shift at Evoke and a poor performance in the online market.

Evoke has not confirmed the shift in a report as of yet, but Grant Lucas at PlayNJ has claimed that 888Casino/Poker will stop operations on June 3rd.

Back in February, Evoke revealed that its US operations had been sold to Hard Rock Digital, after a a review of the global setups.

Evoke offers several new online casino sites in the US, opening in five other states other than New Jersey and its place in these other locations is yet to be discussed.

The leading factor for Evoke’s decision to stop operations in the US is the amount of money that had been lost, as 888Poker was only responsible for less than 1% of New Jersey online poker wins in March 2024.

Alongside this, 888Casino contributed to three-tenths of a percent to the online casino revenue in March 2024 for New Jersey.

New Jersey has a host of other online casino/poker sites available, meaning the removal of 888 is not a huge loss.

BetMGM Poker, PartyPoker and WSOP.com are all an option for gamblers in New Jersey and the latter has began plans to open interstate games, providing casino games in Michigan and Nevada.

Leaving New Jersey may be the first step in a host of changes for Evoke, as it may shut down its apps in other states across North America.

Gamblers may be keen to take advantage of the new set up, as Hard Rock will offer the new games and replace 888 with its online gaming site.