Big Plans For New Jersey Online Casinos
Added: March 7, 2016
As you know, the state of New Jersey has long been leading the way for all things online gambling site related for the past few years. Recall that the take no prisoners governor of New Jersey Chris Cristie made online casino gambling sites a reality for residents of his state. From all reports, the online casino sites have actually been performing than the storied brand name land based casinos in the famed Atlantic City area.
So what is new in the online gambling arena in New Jersey is a brand new partnership that has only just recently been announced. This partnership is is be between Gaming Account Network (GAN) and the existing New Jersey casino by the name of Borgata Hotel Casino of Atlantic City. If you are not up to speed on GAN, here is what you need to know. GAN was first setup back in the U.K. in 2001. Interestingly, GAN was setup as a network of interconnected websites that allowed person to person online gambling games for real money. Nowadays, GAN provides custom tailored online casino software solutions for online casino operators. The new partnership as it stands now will be for GAN’s Simulated Gaming product.
More specifically, this new partnership with Borgata is focused on reaching out to those online gambling site customers who look for social casino online gambling options. Interestingly, this new arrangement will be included in the loyalty program operated by Borgata. As of this writing, final approval is waiting on the go ahead from the New Jersey Department of Gaming Enforcement.
Discussing this new arrangement publicly, the CEO of GAN, Dermot Smurfit had this to say: “…part of the company’s strategy is to be a solution to the Regulated Gaming and Simulated Gaming in real money form. In certain circumstances, one platform will have the ability to serve both options”.
Get this: the very next statement by the CEO of GAN was quite intriguing. Smurfit let on that as early as this year (2016) GAN will begin to provide Simulated Gaming options to Borgata customers who are not currently living in New Jersey. As you might well imagine, that last statement has quite a few online casino industry observers gasping in surprise. As you probably know, as it stands now, the online casino sites in New Jersey are legally authorized to provide online gambling action to residents that live within the state borders.
What will this partnership ultimately mean for New Jersey as well as other states? At this point, it is too early to make such a prediction yet it seems obvious this will be a popular online casino issue going forward.