New Jersey Grants Online Gambling Licenses
Last Friday the New Jersey Department of Gaming Enforcement issued online gambling licenses to seven Atlantic City casinos and their online gambling partners.Caesars Interactive received permission to operate online gambling for both Caesars Atlantic City and Bally’s Atlantic City, along with their partners 888 and Amaya. The Borgata and bwin.party who are also working with Amaya were also approved. Licenses were also granted to Ultimate Poker and Trump Taj Mahal, the Trump Plaza casino and Betfair, Golden Nugget and Bally Gaming and Tropicana and Gamesys.
While most of the big names received licenses, the notable partnership missing from the list is that of PokerStars and the Resorts Hotel & Casino.
Eric Hollreiser, the head of Corporate Communications for PokerStars, said “Our application remains under review by NJ Division of Gaming Enforcement & we remain committed to working with them to complete the process.”
It is PokerStars’ second attempt to receive an online gaming license in New Jersey after a partnership with the Atlantic Club Casino collapsed earlier this year. While they have not yet received a license, they could still receive one at any time before the official launch of online gaming in the state.