The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) has compiled a list of gaming companies which have received a transactional waiver to enable them to participate in online gambling.
The companies will operate on a five-day trial basis, starting November 26th, as previously announced. Among this list of approved companies are Bally’s Atlantic City with its partner Caesars Interactive Entertainment, the Borgata and Bwin.party, and the Trump Plaza which has partnered with GameAccount, Betfair, and 888 Holdings.
Additionally, a second list of companies which have been deemed eligible for a transactional waiver also exists. These companies will be eligible to begin offering gambling as soon as they enter into an agreement with an appropriate casino or platform provider and petition the Director of the DGE for a transactional waiver.
The American Gaming Association (AGA) expressed enthusiasm at the developments and hope that online gambling will spread to other states.
“We’re excited to see the launch of internet gaming in New Jersey,” said American Gaming Association Chief Executive Geoff Freeman. “New Jersey will send a strong message to all states.”
But absent from the celebrations is PokerStars, which, according to reports, have not made it to the DGE lists. Stars spokesman Eric Hollreiser explained in a tweet that PokerStars is still being reviewed the DGE and is committed to completing the process. Nevertheless, Poker Stars remains hopeful as the DGE plans to release another transactional waiver list next week.