Betfair Given The Go Ahead To Launch Online Gaming In New Jersey
JERSEY CITY, N.J., Nov. 13, 2013
JERSEY CITY, N.J., Nov.13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Betfair (LSE: BET), one of
the UK's largest online betting and gaming operators announced today that it
has received a transactional waiver from the New Jersey Division of Gaming
Enforcement allowing it to go live with its online gaming platform via
www.betfaircasino.comwhen the state launches internet wagering on November
A transactional waiver grants operators the ability to engage in online gaming
while their license applications are continuing to be reviewed by the Division
of Gaming Enforcement.
Ahead of the launch date, New Jersey will conduct a five-day trial period
beginning November 21, 2013. During this trial, people located in New Jersey
will gain limited access to Betfair's online casino and poker service. Betfair
has launched "LetsPlayNJ.com" as a key part of its awareness efforts to drive
registration and trial of its service.
Paul La Fontaine, Betfair's Managing Director of Gaming, said. "We're pleased
to be one of the pioneers bringing online casino games to the state of New
Betfair is offering online gaming in New Jersey under an agreement with Trump
Plaza Associates LLC, a New Jersey Internet Gambling permit holder.
Betfair has over four million registered customers and has an established
presence in the US through TVG, the operator of the TVG horse racing
television network that's shown in approximately 35 million US homes and a
leading provider of licensed wagering on horse races through the Internet and
mobile devices in the US. TVG is the platform provider for 4NJBets the only
horse racing account-wagering platform available to New Jersey residents.
Betfair pioneered the first successful Betting Exchange in 1999, which enables
customers to come together to bet with each other. This transformed the
company from a start up to a member of the FTSE 250 in 10 years. The Exchange
remains the company's differentiator in a competitive marketplace while it
also operates an established casino and poker business across many European
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