GiG wins approval for New Jersey launch

29 June 2018

Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has secured approval to offer a real-money online casino platform solution to operators in the US state of New Jersey.

The firm has been granted a transactional waiver by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, certifying its GIG Core platform as compliant with rules and regulations in the state.

GiG said that when the state’s obligatory and comprehensive process has been completed, it will seek to obtain a Casino Service Industry Enterprise Licence.

The approval comes after GiG in February agreed a deal to supply its full range of platform and front-end development services to the new Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City in the state.

Hard Rock, GiG’s first customer in the US, intends to launch its new online casino service next month.

Robin Reed, chief executive of GiG, said: “We are delighted to now be going live with Hard Rock in New Jersey, a first step in our mutually ambitious plans to take market share in the regulated online gambling market in the US.”

Earlier this week, Hard Rock also announced that it had agreed a deal for Global Payments Gaming Solutions to provide online ACH account funding for its new online casino.

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