Casinos to Merge in Jersey
It was pretty certain that when gambling online in New Jersey became legal that the casinos which had, prior to this, been the only casinos that could legally operate, would want to partake in the new action. However, state regulators did not expect such an amazing outcome.
There were twelve casinos operating legally in Atlantic City prior to the state law changing. All twelve of the casinos have applied to the Division of Gaming Enforcement to be a part of the first round of online gambling site approvals.
All of the casinos were instructed that they had until June to inform the state about any enterprises they would be pursuing with software providers so that they would be able to launch their sites on the opening day of New Jersey's real money online gambling market.
Each of them informed the state that they would be doing so and each is partnering with an existing online gambling company. Each of the partners had until late July to apply for their own licensing approval. If they failed to meet the deadline they would still get a chance to participate in online gambling, but would have to wait until after the initial start date.
Each casino has handed in their information to the state but some of them have not yet spoke of who they will be working with. This is what is known thus far, Borgata's move to work with Bwin.party, Caesars Entertainment and 888 Holdings, and Ultimate Gaming and the Trump Taj Mahal.
21 years and older is the legal age to gamble online in New Jersey and you must reside in New Jersey.