Resorts Atlantic City wagers on New Jersey online gaming launch

Resorts Atlantic City wagers on New Jersey online gaming launch

Monday, April 20, 2015

The Resorts Casino Hotel in the New Jersey gambling haven of Atlantic City has launched a new online gaming platform in a move that could accelerate growth within the US state’s igaming market.

‘ResortsCasino.com’ will offer players the opportunity to access a real-money online casino that features a variety of casino slots and table games. The service will also offer exclusive titles that will be made available in the US for the first time.

The service has been launched in partnership with various online gaming companies such as SNG Interactive, Sportech and NYX Gaming Group.

In addition to the website, open to all legal players in the state, visitors to the Resorts Casino Hotel land-based site can access the new Resorts iGaming Lounge facility, which has been constructed to allow players to participate in Resorts online gaming activities in a live casino environment.

Resorts owner Morris Bailey said that while the launch of the new online service confirms the company’s commitment to igaming, the new land-based facility at the Atlantic City site also represents its “long-term property reinvestment plans” in the state.

“The launch of ResortsCasino.com and debut of the new digital Resorts iGaming Lounge offers all of our casino customers the best gaming experience possible,” Bailey said.

“We will offer our players the opportunity to play all their favourite casino slots and table games at their leisure anywhere in New Jersey, while also providing customers the chance to experience online gaming during their visit to Resorts in Atlantic City.

“These new amenities are the latest examples of Resorts’ long-term property reinvestment plans, highlighting our casino’s ongoing growth trajectory for success.”

Despite Resorts having confirmed the launch of its new platform, there has been no further news about the arrival of PokerStars on the New Jersey online gaming scene.

Last week, Bailey reportedly told The Press of Atlantic City newspaper that the Amaya-owned online gaming brand was nearing the end of its approval process and would soon launch its services in New Jersey.

Amaya, which last year acquired PokerStars’ management company Rational Group, previously announced that it had brokered a deal to become the online presence for Resorts.

Although Resorts has now launched its own online platform, there is no mention of an internet poker service on the new website, thus potentially leaving the door open for PokerStars to integrate its own offering into the platform once it gains approval.

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