Mia Gardner | 09 Jul 2018
According to news reports by New Jersey’s The Associated Press, the casino’s internet gambling offerings went live a week after the grand opening of the Atlantic City land-based casino. The group’s Director of Gaming Enforcement, David Rebuck, confirmed that they had passed all of the commission’s technical and equipment requirements and was declared up to standard.
After the go-ahead, it was obviously a question of why wait? The immediate response on the part of the digital division and the subsequent implementation of the online gaming portfolio is a clear indicator of what to expect from the group in terms of it’s fantastic levels of preparation and all-round professional approach.
President of Hard Rock’s Atlantic City division, Mark Harkness, said that it was a source of excitement for the Hard Rock group that it now had the opportunity to extend its entertainment services to players across the Garden State.
Ocean Resort Casino, which also opened its doors in the Atlantic City area during last week, is currently testing the waters of Internet gambling and hopes to implement a digital offering soon, too. Major progression and large-scale development is expected for the area as well as its surrounds now that major bans on the gambling industry have been uplifted by the state of New Jersey.
The improvements were set in motion when Governor Phil Murphy recently signed sports betting into law. This became a possibility after the recent repeal of PASPA by the US Supreme Court. The repeal followed a decade-long battle by the state of New Jersey. Online betting was legalised back in 2013 in an attempt to restore the ailing industry in the region. This was achieved by means of amendments that were made to the Casino Control Act.
The gambling industry had been a struggling industry in the state for a very long time, and desperate measures were critical if the market was going to be restored completely. The market is now once again in a position to provide a much-needed boost to the local economy.