New Jersey Awards Borgata with First Online Poker License

October 21, 2013

On October 9, 2013, Atlantic City’s Borgata Hotel and Spa got New Jersey’s first Internet gambling permit. Wayne Perry from the Associated Press reported that Borgata was the first one in filing a complete application for offering online gambling though the casino has to wait till November 21 to start offering Internet gambling.

The trial is set to start on November 21. If all unfolds well at this trial period, then in less than one week afterwards, On November 26, the New jersey residents and other visitors in the state lines will be ready to start participating in full time Internet gaming.

The Borgata president, Tom Ballance reiterated that a receipt of the first Internet gambling in New Jersey reveals the commitment of the company to take the leading role in online gambling and other states may emulate this as well.

Borgata is the joint venture between MGM Resorts International and Boyd Gaming. MGM first partnered with the digital entertainment way back in October 2011. Jim Murren, the Chief Executive of MGM called this partnership an anticipatory move that was to be prepared, should New Jersey legalize Internet gambling.

Ballance said that being the first in the queue is always nice. He added that and Borgata are really working hard to fulfill their objective of being the first to start offering online gambling in New Jersey. He also said that Internet gambling is a great opportunity for the growth of the gaming industry in New Jersey and that it will bring amazing benefits for the entire state because New Jersey plays a leadership role in this budding gaming entertainment.

To make sure you don’t miss a thing with regards to the gaming developments in New Jersey, stay tuned and come back for more of these exciting updates.


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