New Jersey Regulators Release Updated iGaming Approval List

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New Jersey’s Division of Gaming Enforcement released an expanded list of companies approved to participate in regulated online gambling today.

The DGE issued two documents, a list of companies that have received transactional waivers and a list of companies eligible for transactional waivers.

These approvals are in addition to the list of Ancillary CSIE licenses released on November 1st.

What is a transactional waiver?

You can read more about transactional waivers here. DGE head David Rebuck explained transactional waivers thusly in a recent OPR interview:

They’re going to come out and be approved through what we call the transactional waiver process which is essentially: “You’re good to go. Your investigation isn’t finished, but we have a high threshold to understand that your product’s satisfactory to meet our needs and your suitability, more importantly, is satisfactory.”

Now, if we find something out we didn’t know at the time, we can always revoke their license, but it doesn’t happen that often. Usually when you get a TW, unless you engage in some egregious activity or you hid something that we should have known about, you’re going to be all right.

PokerStars not a part of initial license list

As widely reported earlier in the day, PokerStars did not appear on either list. PokerStars Corporate Communications head Eric Hollreiser offered the following statement via Twitter:

The failure to appear on either list does not mean PokerStars has been rejected by the DGE. It also does not necessarily mean PokerStars will not be a part of the initial launch of regulated online gambling in New Jersey.

List of companies that have received a transactional waiver

Per the DGE, these companies are “authorized to engage in Internet gaming activities. A plenary license will be issued after full investigation is completed.”

You can review the complete list here. Short version:

  • Caesars and Amaya.
  • Tropicana and Gamesys.
  • Bally’s and 888.
  • Trump Taj Mahal and Ultimate Gaming / CAMS.
  • Golden Nugget and Bally Technologies / Amaya.
  • Borgata and / Amaya / CAMS.
  • Trump Plaza and Betfair / GameAccount / Amaya / CAMS.

List of companies deemed eligible for a transactional waiver

According to the DGE, these companies are “currently authorized to engage in Internet gaming related business transactions once they enter into an agreement with a casino licensee or platform provider and petition the Director of the Division for a Transactional Waiver.”

So the names on this list have yet to notify the DGE of a partnership or apply for a TW.

You can review the complete list here. Short version:

  • Paddy Power.
  • Genesis Gaming, Inc.
  • Betable New Jersey.
  • Rush Street Interactive.
  • Evolution New Jersey.
  • Williams Interactive.
  • Pala Interactive.
  • Scientific Games International.


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