New Jersey Officials Say Online Gambling Plans in Full Swing

Atlantic City’s casinos are moving with haste to secure partners for their online gambling operations. And the hustle and bustle are for good reason. The state Gaming Enforcement Division has informed the casinos of a June 30th deadline. The New Jersey-based casinos have until then to facilitate Internet gambling deals. With Internet gambling expected to …   Read More

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Atlantic City’s casinos are moving with haste to secure partners for their online gambling operations. And the hustle and bustle are for good reason. The state Gaming Enforcement Division has informed the casinos of a June 30th deadline. The New Jersey-based casinos have until then to facilitate Internet gambling deals.

With Internet gambling expected to go live in November, the deadline was established to give state regulators ample time to explore, study, and examine the qualifications and backgrounds of the firms with which  the casinos will partner.

So far, we know that the four prominent Atlantic City casinos (Caesars Atlantic City, Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City, the Showboat Casino Hotel and Bally’s Atlantic City) are partnering with 888 Holdings.

David Rebuck, director of the Gaming Enforcement Division, said casinos that miss the filing deadline can’t be assured they’d be allowed to start offering Internet gambling on the first day it is permitted.

An Associated Press report Monday notes that the state also set a July 29th deadline to have completed applications submitted to the division.

As of this writing, New Jersey remains just one of three states to legalize Internet gambling. Delaware and Nevada are the only two other states that have begun accepting bets online.

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