Several Internet gaming companies have received the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement’s (NJDGE) approval to engage in the state’s online gambling activities slated this November. The initial phase commences with the 5-day soft play from Nov. 21 to 25, before the NJDGE gives the go signal for them to proceed with the official launching on Nov. 26.
The first batch of Internet gambling partnerships that received preliminary approvals are:
- Amaya Alberta, Inc. and its affiliates with Caesars Atlantic City (AC)
- Gamesys LTD. with Tropicana Casino and Resort AC
- 888 Atlantic Ltd. /AAPN LLC with Bally’s AC and Caesars Interactive Entertainment
- Fertita Acquisitions LLC and CAMS LLC with Trump Taj Mahal Casino
- Bally Technologies, SHFL Entertainment and Amaya Alberta, Inc. with Golden Nugget AC, LLC
- Bwin.Party USA and Amaya Alberta Inc. with Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa
- Bwin.Party USA and CAMS LLC with Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa
- GameAccount Global Ltd., SHFL Entertainment and Amaya Alberta Inc. with Trump Plaza Associates
- GameAccount Global Ltd. and Betfair Interactive USA with Trump Plaza Associates
- GameAccount Global Ltd. and CAMS LLC with Trump Plaza Associates
NJDGE head, David Rebuck, explained that so far, the products and suitability of these companies were found satisfactory, making them eligible to conduct business prior to completion of the division’s full investigation; but subject to the terms and conditions of a transaction waiver (TW).
Based on NJ’s administrative code, permission granted to conduct business prior to licensure is initially for a period of up to six months. The Director of the NJDGE may renew the TW for additional terms at his discretion, or may reconsider the granting of the TW until decisions have been made regarding the entity’s license application.