Golden Nugget 2nd to Be Licensed in New Jersey; Trump Casinos Follow

The Golden Nugget received an online gaming permit in New Jersey.

The Golden Nugget received an online gaming permit in New Jersey.

Yesterday the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement issued an online gaming permit to the Golden Nugget, making the casino the 2nd to be licensed for online gaming in New Jersey. DGE issued additional permits to Trump Plaza and Trump Taj Mahal this morning.

The Golden Nugget established its technology partnership with Bally Technologies, a slot and casino systems titan that itself is partnered with Amaya Gaming Group to deliver a full software package of platform and content to Golden Nugget. Bally is already well-known to New Jersey regulators due to its strong share of the land-based slot and casino systems market, for which it has been licensed in New Jersey for many years.

The Golden Nugget has been offering free-to-play poker on since June 2012. With license now in hand, it will begin to prepare to transition that site to real-money play, first for a November 21 “soft launch” of real-money gambling, and then for a full official launch on November 26 if there are no delays in the interim.

Due to the complexity of ownership of the Trump properties, each has a different online gaming technology partner. Trump Taj Mahal is partnered with Ultimate Gaming, the company responsible for Ultimate Poker in Nevada. Trump Plaza is believed to be partnered with a consortium of Betfair and GameAccount Network. None of those partners have been licensed yet.

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Kevin McGrady

Legislative and Politics Beat Writer: Kevin McGrady practiced corporate law in New York City for eight years before moving to Las Vegas in 2008 to join the gaming industry. Kevin is a graduate of New York University and Columbia University School of Law.
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