According to the latest news and chatter emerging from the Garden State, New Jersey remains on schedule to begin offering online gambling by the end of November.
The state Division of Gaming Enforcement says that it is trying to meet the November 26 deadline, but it is not a date set in stone. Last Friday, the Division requested additional information from the casinos so that regulators can evaluate the applications to begin online gambling.
“The division can confirm that it has received a significant amount of additional materials from the casino licensees on behalf of their Internet gaming applicants,” says spokeswoman Lisa Spengler. “The Division remains committed to meeting the statutory deadline of November 26.”
Director David Rebuck has not announced an official launch date, but by law he has to give a 45 day notice before online gambling can begin.
According to Spengler, if New Jersey is not ready to begin online gambling by the statutory deadline, Rebuck can ask the New Jersey Casino Control Commission for an extension, as allowed by law.
Only three of city’s 12 casinos have no announced plans to partner up for online gambling.
Tropicana Casino and Resort has partnered with Gamesys Limited, which operates jackpotjoy.com. All four of the casinos owned by Caesars Entertainment have joined with 888 holdings.
The Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa has joined with bwin.party. Resorts Casino Hotel has partnered with PokerStars.
The Taj Mahal Casino Resort has teamed with Ultimate Gaming, which earlier this year began offering online gambling in Nevada. It has been reported that Trump Plaza has partnered with Betfair, but neither has been available for comment.
The Golden Nugget Atlantic City is offering its own proprietary brand of online gambling using Bally Technologies.