A New Jersey state Senate committee has approved a bill that would allow online gaming equipment to be located at secure facilities outside of Atlantic City casinos.
Existing state law provides that equipment used in connection with the conduct of internet gaming at Atlantic City casinos must be located at those casinos.
Bill S2930 would permit such equipment to also be located at a facility in Atlantic City, other than a casino, that is secure, inaccessible to the public, and specifically designed to house that equipment. The equipment must be under the complete control of the casino licensee or its internet gaming affiliate.
Sponsored by Senator Jim Whelan, the bill was introduced in the Senate earlier this year in July.
Last Thursday, the Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee passed the bill, which now heads to the full Senate for consideration. An identical bill is awaiting action in an Assembly committee.
Meanwhile, the state’s Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) issued preliminary approval to Idology as an Ancillary Casino Service Industry Enterprise (CSIE) provider, while sixteen companies were also approved as Internet Gaming Related Vendor Registrants including the likes of Money Network, Oovoo, Mobius Solutions and Skyhook Wireless.
The DGE added that it continues to review other companies who have filed for 92(a) Casino Service Industry Enterprise (CSIE) licensure, ancillary casino service industry enterprise licensure and vendor registration, on a daily basis.
The next updated list will be posted on Wednesday November 20th.
Latest preliminary approvals:
Casino Service Industry Enterprise:
Internet Gaming Related Vendor Registrants:
FIRST DATA MERCHANT SERVICES CORP
FEARLESS GROUP USA INC.
INTEGRATED PAYMENT SYSTEMS, INC.
ISEC PARTNERS, AN NCC GROUP COMPANY
MOBIUS SOLUTIONS LTD.
LEE ALEXANDER TERFLOTH
CHRISTOPHER JAN OUKES
APPSEC LABS, LTD.
SKYHOOK WIRELESS INC
VALUECLICK INTERNATIONAL LTD