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New Jersey Reveals Initial List of Preliminary Igaming Licenses

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After months of speculation New Jersey regulators finally released a list of all of the companies that have met preliminary approval for an iGaming license in the state on November 1, 2013.

The lists, which can be found on the NJ.gov website, cover two of the three online gaming licensing categories:

* Ancillary Casino Service Industry Enterprise Licenses (ACSIE)

* Vendor Registrants

The third category (not listed on the NJ.gov website) is the most coveted, a Casino Service Industry Enterprise License (or CSIE), which allows the license holder to operate, or provide the means to operate, an online gaming site in New Jersey.

What is an Ancillary Casino Service Industry Enterprise License?

New Jersey regulations list marketing affiliates, junket enterprises, junket representatives, payment processors, and age, identity and geo-location verification as the companies required to hold ACSIE licenses.

Who has received preliminary approval for an ACSIE license?

According to the list, 12 companies have received preliminary approval for an ACSIE license, and they include a number of known player verification and geo-location companies like GeoComply, XYVerify, Locaid, and Player Verify.

There also appears to be a several affiliate companies listed, including PokerTrip Enterprises.

PokerTrip Enterprises (AllVegasPoker.com and PokerAtlas.com) is owned by Jon Friedberg, a WSOP bracelet winner and long-time industry man, who is also licensed in Nevada as a marketing affiliate. PokerTrip was the first marketing affiliate to receive approval in the Nevada market.

Read our full PokerTrip profile.

Here is a look at the complete list of the companies granted preliminary approval for an ACSIE license:

Vendor ID Number

Name

86483 GEOCOMPLY INC.
86486 SECURED TRADING, INC
86504 XYVERIFY CORP.
86564 POKERTRIP ENTERPRISES, INC.
86572 DBI STAFFING
86575 LOCAID, LLC
86556 POKER VENTURE, LLC.
86562 PLAYER VERIFY, LLC.
60288 CERTEGY CHECK SERVICES, INC.
86571 COGNITIVE BOX CONSULTING, LLC.
86563 ARISTOTLE INTERNATIONAL, INC.
86263 US CASINO MARKETING, LLC.

 

What is an Internet Vendor Gaming Registrant?

The second list of preliminary license holders revealed by New Jersey this week was for Vendor Registrants, which at first glance seemed like it would be the most inconsequential of the three licenses:

Enterprises providing other services including, but not limited to, telecommunications that are not specifically designed for Internet gaming and patron interaction

Who has received preliminary approval as an iGaming vendor in NJ?

A quick look at some of the names listed as vendors quickly dispels the notion that vendors will be invisible or fairly inconsequential in the New Jersey online gaming market.

The most important take away from the list of vendor registrants is the prevalence of payment processors, hinting that online poker players in New Jersey will have many of the same deposit and withdrawal options that players in other parts of the globe are able to use.

Three of the most noticeable names on the list are NBX Merchant Services/OptimalPayments (AKA Neteller), Skrill (formerly MoneyBookers) and PaysafeCard.com. All three are among the most popular deposit and withdrawal options for European online poker players, not to mention being well-respected entities in the poker world.

Their inclusion is a strong signal that New Jersey online poker players can expect fast withdrawals from New Jersey online poker rooms.

Here is a look at the complete list of companies that have received preliminary approval to operate as Vendors in New Jersey’s iGaming market:

Vendor ID Number

Name

86566 KALIXA USA INC.
86663 WORLDPAY LIMITED
86623 COUNTING HOUSE SERVICES, LTD.
86621 VANTIV PAYMENT SYSTEMS, LLC.
86620 PAYNEARME MT INC.
86579 SKRILL USA INC.
86706 FORTE PAYMENT SYSTEMS, INC.
86710 PAYSAFECARD.COM USA INC
86565 NBX MERCHANT SERVICES INC. (t/a OPTIMAL)
86547 SIGHTLINE INTERACTIVE
86775 INTERACTIVE COMMUNICATIONS INTL.
86776 ITC FINANCIAL LICESNES INC.
86777 MAZOOMA, INC.
86612 ZYCKO LIMITED
86614 DIGITAL ENVOY INC.
86568 ECOMACCESS, INC.
86597 ALEXANDER SCHNEIDER USA INC.
86661 EMAILVISION UK LTD
86625 CABLE DESIGN SERVICES LIMITED
86613 INNOVATIVE SYSTEMS, INC.
86630 JUMIO INC.
86707 ITEX (ISLE OF MAN) LIMITED
86615 SILVERPOP SYSTEMS LTD.
86616 CLICKATELL, INC.
86626 THOMASON REUTERS PROF. UK LTD.
86628 SOFTCAT LIMITED
86701 VIRGIN ENTERPRISES LIMITED
86778 BLUE SHEEP, LLP.
86782 MMGP
86784 TRUSTNET, LTD.
86785 WE!, LTD.
86786 RADBIT COMPUTERS, INC.
86788 SRC SECURITY RESEARCH & CONSULTING
86789 INITIAL REWARDS USA, LTD.
86794 MAXMIND
86796 DUO SECURITY, INC.
86797 DDB WORLDWIDE COMMUNICATIONS GROUP
86708 I2C
86709 MONEY NETWORK
25882 FIRST DATA MERCHANT SERVICES
86800 NEUSTAR
86793 ACCULINK
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