November 08, 2013

New Jersey approvals clear six Atlantic City casinos to launch online

The Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) in New Jersey issued Transactional Waivers Friday to online gaming companies partnered with six of the seven Atlantic City casinos that will launch online gaming sites on November 26th.

The waivers enable Borgata, Caesars, Golden Nugget, Tropicana, Trump Plaza and Trump Taj Mahal to go live on that date with their online poker and casino offerings, while Resorts and its online partner PokerStars continue to wait for approval.

A spokesperson for PokerStars said: "Our application remains under review by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement and we remain committed to working with the Division to complete the review process."

But the wait is over for the rest. received a waiver to begin transacting with Borgata, as did GameAccount (Trump Plaza); Fertitta (Trump Taj Mahal); Amaya (Caesars, Borgata, Golden Nugget and Trump Plaza); Gamesys (Tropicana); 888 (Caesars' and Bally's); and Bally Technologies (Golden Nugget).

The DGE also said Friday that eight other companies were considered eligible to receive a Transaction Waiver, once they enter into an agreement with a casino licensee or platform provider and request the waiver.

The companies that have passed a preliminary investigation are Paddy Power, Scientific Games, Williams Interactive, Genesis Gaming, Betable, Evolution, Pala Interactive, and Rush Street Interactive.

The DGE added that it continues to review other companies who have filed for Casino Service Industry Enterprise (CSIE) licensure, ancillary casino service industry enterprise licensure and vendor registration.

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