New Jersey residents and visitors will be able to start gambling online on Nov. 26, after a five-day trial period to make sure the systems operated by the city’s 12 casinos work properly.
Gamblers would have to be physically located within New Jersey’s boundaries to play. New Jersey will be the third state in the nation to offer online gambling, along with Nevada and Delaware.
Nine of the city’s 12 casinos have acknowledged lining up partners for Internet gambling, and a 10th is widely rumored to have selected a partner, as well.
The Tropicana Casino and Resort has joined with Gamesys Limited, which runs the jackpotjoy.com website. The four casinos owned by Caesars Entertainment — Caesars Atlantic City, Bally’s Atlantic City, Harrah’s Resorts Atlantic City and the Showboat Casino Hotel — are partnering with 888 Holdings.
The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is partnering with bwin.party for online gambling.
Resorts Casino Hotel has joined with PokerStars, the world’s largest poker website, which had tried to buy the Atlantic Club earlier this year before the deal fell apart.
The Taj Mahal Casino Resort chose Ultimate Gaming, which began offering Internet gambling in Nevada earlier this year. Trump Plaza is widely reported by industry publications to have chosen Betfair, the British online gambling firm, although neither the casino nor the company would comment.
The Golden Nugget Atlantic City is offering its own brand of Internet gambling using Bally Technologies.
Revel Casino Hotel and The Atlantic Club Casino Hotel have not divulged their online gambling plans.
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