The Golden Nugget Atlantic City, the venue owned by gaming and hospitality corporation Landry’s, has been confirmed as the second New Jersey casino to be awarded an internet gaming licence by the state’s Division of Gaming Enforcement.
The casino is now cleared to launch online poker and casino sites from November 26th, with the offerings powered by Bally Technologies’ iGaming platform. It marks Golden Nugget’s first move into the online gaming space, with the company yet to launch an online poker offering in Nevada, despite being licensed in the state.
Golden Nugget said in a statement that it was launching its New Jersey offering “with the intent of offering online gaming to more states as regulations allow such approval.”
The company’s vice president and general manager Tom Pohlman pledged to offer players “a fair and trustworthy experience,” highlighting the fact that it was one of only 3 Atlantic City casinos to launch its iGaming products under its own brand. Pohlman remarked: “Unlike others, we have an Atlantic City land based casino to stand behind our online brand.”
The launch will be managed by Landry’s vice president of online gaming Thomas Winter. The former Betclic Expekt CEO joined the operator in September and is currently in the process of building up an online gaming management team.
Golden Nugget becomes the second casino to secure an online gaming licence, after the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa was awarded the first permit earlier this month. Borgata, which will launch products powered by bwin.party, is co-owned by Boyd Gaming and MGM Resorts International.