New Jersey Issues Transactional Waivers For Online Gambling

The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) has issued transactional waivers to a number of companies ahead of the launch of online gambling in the US state on November 26.

Online casino games and solutions firm Bally Technologies has been awarded a waiver, along with its online partners, land-based gaming operator Caesars Interactive Entertainment, the New Jersey subsidiary of online gambling operator 888 Holdings and 888’s All American Poker Network.

In addition, online gaming operator and its licensed gaming operator partner, the Borgata Hotel & Spa, have also been granted transactional waivers.

The Trump Plaza Hotel has also been awarded a waiver, alongside its partners, betting exchange, casino and sportsbook operator Betfair and online gaming systems and software provider GameAccount Network.

The Plaza has also been granted separate waivers through its partnerships with server and network-based gaming company Amaya Gaming and global gaming supplier SHFL Entertainment.

Meanwhile, the Trump Taj Mahal and Fertitta Acquisition, the company behind gaming from Ultimate Gaming, have also been granted transactional waivers for their partnership.

The Caesars Atlantic City resort and its partners, Caesars Interactive Entertainment and Amaya, in addition to Amaya’s Cadillac Jack and Ongame Network subsidiaries, have also been confirmed as recipients of waivers.

The Tropicana Casino and Resort, along with partner casino and bingo operator Gamesys, have also been granted waivers.

Golden Nugget Atlantic City has been awarded a waiver alongside partners Bally Technologies, SHFL Entertainment and Amaya, as well as Cadillac Jack and Ongame Network.

A second list of companies was also published as those deemed “eligible for the issuance” of a waiver and a “currently authorised to engage in internet gambling related business transaction once they enter into an agreement with a casino licensee or platform provider and petition the director of the division for a transactional waiver”.

This list includes the North America subsidiary of Irish bookmaker Paddy Power, slots developer Geneses Gaming, real-money gambling platform Betable, Rush Street Gaming’s online division Rush Street Interactive, live dealer specialist Evolution Gaming’s US subsidiary, the Williams Interactive online arm of WMS Gaming, gaming solutions provider Scientific Games, and online gambling firm Pala Interactive.

One notable absentee from both lists is online poker operator PokerStars. The DGE denied early reports that the application had been rejected and instead said in a non-committal statement that the application “remained under review”.

Online gambling will launch fully on November 28, but all licensed firms must first take part in a five-day “soft launch” that will begin on November 21.

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