Tropicana Atlantic City has become the fifth casino to be granted an online gaming licence from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE).

Tropicana has partnered with UK gaming operator Gamesys to launch online gaming in New Jersey, which will begin on November 26th following a five-day invitation-only trial period.

The casino is the fifth of Atlantic City’s twelve licensed casinos to be granted a licence by the DGE, following the earlier approvals of Trump Plaza and Trump Taj Mahal, Golden Nugget, and the Borgata.

Gamesys is best known for online bingo in the UK gaming market, where it has powered its own Jackpotjoy site and a bingo site for the UK’s most popular newspaper The Sun.

More than 4.3bn cash bets were placed on Gamesys’ customer-facing sites during 2012, helping the company to a 25 per cent increase in group revenues to £168m. Group wagering was more than £4.1bn during the year.

Meanwhile, a number of amendments to New Jersey’s internet and mobile gaming regulations came into force yesterday, following the end of a 60-day public consultation period which began in June.

The DGE adopted a host of amendments to the regulations covering a wide array of subjects including free-play games, player protection, payment processor licensing, affiliate and marketing activities, customer funds management and data security.

In addition to the amendments made to the initial regulations published in June, the division has also adopted a number of temporary regulations that were not previously included and which will have to undergo a new 60-day public consultation in the near future. These regulations will come into effect next Monday (October 28th).

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