Since the decision from the Justice Department that the Wire Act does not refer to online gambling and therefore there are no laws on the books that prohibits states from regulating online gambling, there has been a bit of a space race among the states in efforts to be the very first state to offer legal online wagering. At the moment Nevada, Delaware, Iowa, California, and New Jersey all have legislation in the works that would regulate online gambling. While I have little doubt that all of these states will eventually regulate online gambling, there is a value in being the first to do so. The state that moves ahead before other states will need to be sure that they have the infrastructure to handle the online traffic.
New Jersey is doing its very best to be the frontrunner in bringing the online casino industry to the United States. The state needs a wild card like this to reassert its standing in the American gambling industry as their market for brick and mortar casinos is being pulled apart by new states legalizing slot machines and table games. If New Jersey were to build massive data centers to handle online gambling in the region it is very likely that other states will attempt to cut costs of construction and simply utilize the infrastructure put in place by New Jersey. That would be enough to make New Jersey a permanent big player in the online casino world. A position they no longer hold in brick and mortar market.