Ten Atlantic City Casinos Form Online Partnerships
All twelve of Atlantic City’s casinos have announced that they intend to launch online gambling sites when the new regulations come into force. So far ten of the casinos have named their online partners and the remaining two are working hard to complete deals by the July 29th deadline.
After the deadline has passed New Jersey officials will examine the partners to ensure that they meet all the requirements.
The Borgata is partnering with Bwin.Party, the four Caesars entertainment casinos (Bally’s, Caesars, Harrah’s and Showboat) have partnered with 888 Holdings. Bally Technologies has partnered with the Golden Nugget Casino while the Resorts Casino has partnered with the Rational Group. The Trump Taj Mahal has partnered with Nevada’s first online poker platform, Ultimate Gaming. Trump Plaza is with Betfair and the Tropicana Casino with Gamesys.
However, some of these partnerships look problematic. Bwin.Party has not managed to secure a license with the Nevada authorities, probably as it never reached a plea deal with the US authorities after Black Friday.
The Rational Group may also face problems, it is the parent company of Poker Stars which has had more troubles with US authorities than any other operator.