The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement has written to the twelve land-based casinos in Atlantic City informing the venues that they are to be given until June 30 to arrange Internet gambling deals.
According to a report from The Associated Press news service, intra-state online gaming isn’t expected to go live in New Jersey before mid-November with regulators using the intervening time to examine the qualifications and backgrounds of those companies partnering with land-based casinos.
This long time span in necessary, The Associated Press reported, due to the fact that ‘several foreign companies are considered likely to join with Atlantic City casinos’.
One of these, bwin.party digital entertainment, has already inked a deal with the Borgata Hotel, Casino and Spa to offer intra-state Internet gambling while the two casinos owned by Trump Entertainment Resorts Incorporated, Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino and Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, are reportedly still evaluating potential online partners.
David Rebuck, Director for the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, declared that casinos missing the filing deadline will not be assured of being able to begin online gaming operations on the first day it is permitted while the state also established July 29 as the deadline for the submission of completed applications.