Borgata Prepares to Launch the First Online Gambling Site in NJPublished October 14, 2013 by OCR Editor
New Jersey legalized online gambling in February 2013, and now Borgata prepares to be the first casino in the state to launch an online gambling site.
Atlantic City, NJ - Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa has big plans for the future. Since gambling was legalized in New Jersey in February 2013 by Governor Chris Christie, Borgata plans to be the first casino to offer online gambling in New Jersey. All they are waiting for is for New Jersey to finalize the law. New Jersey regulators estimate that Borgata's gambling site will launch by November 26, 2013.
It took Governor Christie two long years to finally pass a law legalizing online gambling; in doing so, New Jersey became the third state to authorize online gambling, following Nevada and Delaware.
President and chief executive officer of Boyd Gaming Corp., Keith Smith, said, "We intend to be among the first to offer online gambling in the state of New Jersey and are confident the Borgata brand will allow us to capture a substantial share of this lucrative market." He further speculated on the future of online gambling in the States. "New Jersey and Nevada are now laying the regulatory groundwork for online gaming, and other states are considering legalization as well."
Borgata operates under the parent company Marina District Development, which is a joint venture between Boyd Gaming and MGM Resorts International. Borgata will certainly need an online gaming partner in order to get their site up and running; while they haven't made any public announcements yet, speculators predict that they will partner with bwin.party digital entertainment, which was Boyd and MGM's partner for online gambling in Nevada.