Golden Nugget Atlantic City captured the second Internet gambling permit in New Jersey on Wednesday, the latest development in the largest expansion of gambling the state has seen since Atlantic City casinos opened.
More permits are expected to be issued in the coming weeks as the state prepares for the Nov. 26 launch of Internet gambling.
A five-day trial period will precede the launch in an attempt to weed out any glitches in the system. Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa was issued the first permit earlier this month.
The Golden Nugget will offer Internet gambling under its own brand using Bally Technologies as its provider. It will use the websites GoldenNuggetCasino.com and GoldenNuggetPoker.com, the company said in a statement Wednesday.
The casino will also offer online poker and casino games through mobile devices. The company hopes to use the sites to offer online gambling in more states when regulations allow for additional approval.
"All players that desire to gamble online deserve a fair and trustworthy experience," Golden Nugget Executive Vice President and General Manager Tom Pohlman said in a statement. "Rest assured, that is our customer commitment, and unlike others, we have an Atlantic City land-based casino to stand behind our online brand."
Lisa Spengler, a spokeswoman for the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, said there is no competitive advantage to being issued a permit early as the launch date is the same for all casinos.
A list on the DGE's website shows only two permits have been issued to date.
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