Hard Rock and Ocean Resort Casino to Offer Online Gambling in New Jersey

The Atlantic City casino marketplace is going to get extremely crowded by the summer.

The city is preparing for two casinos to reopen their doors in the coming months, growing the amount of operational casinos from seven to nine.

The former Revel Casino will open as Ocean Resort Casino, and also the former Trump Taj Mahal will relaunch as Difficult Rock Atlantic City. Both properties are hoping to open their doors in time for the summer season.

In addition to joining an currently bustling land-based casino market, it’s now confirmed that the new facilities also plan to offer NJ on-line casinos.

On Monday, the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement confirmed that each new casinos – Ocean Resort and Hard Rock AC- have applied for an web gaming license. Whether either will offer NJ on-line poker sites is unknown.

The confirmation comes on the heels of an announced multi-year partnership between Ocean Resort Casino and GAN to supply real-money online gambling.

According to GAN, “This new Web gaming location is presently anticipated to launch in H1 2018 and can contribute materially to GAN’s income and earnings in H2 2018.”

The deal will also pave the way for on-line sports betting, supplied New Jersey gets a favorable ruling in the US Supreme Court in its case to provide legal wagering.

Ocean Resort Casino’s new owner appears extremely keen on sports betting, and GAN lately partnered with sports betting business SBTECH to facilitate online NJ sports betting.

SBTECH CEO Richard Carter specifically mentioned New Jersey when the deal was announced:

“This partnership is logical for SBTECH and permits SBTECH to rapidly introduce its sports betting technologies and solutions to a wide selection of US casinos having a view to becoming the very first to settle a US sports bet online and on-property in States such as New Jersey and Pennsylvania, in close collaboration with GAN.”

Who will energy the Hard Rock on-line casino is unclear at this time. That stated, there isn’t any shortage of choices.

Hard Rock could turn to any number of existing online operators within the marketplace, or assist a brand new operator get its foot in the New Jersey door.

1 possibility is Gaming Innovation Group (GiG). Back in October, GiG announced a partnership with a “large, well-known international casino brand,” that will see GiG act as the platform provider.
Using the launch of Difficult Rock and Ocean Resort, every operational casino within the marketplace will probably be offering online gambling. The other 5:

Caesars (a combination of Harrah’s, Caesars, and Bally’s)
Golden Nugget

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