Pala Interactive, the iGaming arm of the Pala Band of Mission Indians, has debuted its licensed poker offering in the New Jersey market.

The online and mobile platform has launched in open beta, giving customers the chance to test the product before its full launch.

It becomes the third gaming vertical the tribal operator has entered, following the launch of its site in November 2014 and the Gaming Realms-powered site in March 2016.

The poker platform has been built using cloud-based technology, supported by a proprietary advanced fraud detection system and complementary internal controls.

"We are excited to get our poker product launched as we have spent the last three years building a new poker platform in preparation for state based online gaming regulation in the US," Pala Interactive CEO Jim Ryan explained.

"In addition to the current regulated market in New Jersey, we believe that other states may regulate online gaming and specifically online poker in the foreseeable future.  We are excited to provide another option to those in the market for a poker platform and look forward to discussions with new B2B partners."

The site plans to attract new players with the largest sign-up bonus offered by any licensed New Jersey iGaming site, the company said, with all new poker players rewarded with a $50 no-deposit welcome package and a 100 per cent match deposit bonus of up to $500.