Indian Tribe Partners Up With Borgata In New Jersey
It has been a difficult year for the New Jersey gambling market. With more than 4 of their 12 state casinos closing down the hopes and expectations from the Garden State have yet to be realized. The state of online gambling in New Jersey is also not too good to say the least. In fact is had led to players like Ultimate Gaming pulling out of the state.
As with everything else, where some see despair in a tough situation others see opportunity. The likes of PokerStars are a good example of this as they intend to become a major player in U.S. online poker and are set to become a dominant force in New Jersey and other states. This week also saw another interesting development as the New Jersey Gaming Enforcement Division approved a California Indian’s tribe request to offer online gambling using an existing license that was granted to the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.
This is an historic move as the Pala Band of Mission Indians will become the first Indian Tribe to offer online gambling in the Garden State. The deal approved by the DGE is subject to a six month test phase that began on October 31. In terms of the deal The Pala Band of Mission Indians will only be permitted to take online bets from residents within the state.
CEO of Pal Interactive Jim Ryan commented on the new partnership,” We are fortunate to partner with Borgata, Atlantic City’s premier hotel, casino and spa destination, to introduce our offering to the New Jersey market.”