Hard Rock casino starts internet gambling

The Hard Rock casino in Atlantic City started offering internet gambling on Tuesday afternoon, five days after the casino started its operations.

New Jersey’s thriving internet gambling market is expected to grow bigger with this.

David Rebuck, director of the state Division of Gaming Enforcement said in an interview that the casino’s equipment and systems cleared all the required tests to start functioning from noon.

“Our online gaming team has worked really hard to create one of the most dynamic online gaming experiences for our customers in the industry,” said Matt Harkness, President, Hard Rock Atlantic City casino.

It is most likely that the Ocean Resort casino which also opened its doors last week on Thursday would also start offering internet gambling.

Hard Rock and Ocean Resort opened their doors to begin operations on the same day.

David Rebuck said that Ocean Resort internet gambling was still in testing phase.

 Hard Rock casino’s that offers internet gambling became the 26th legal internet gambling site in New Jersey.

Six casino licensees operate internet gambling in New Jersey namely, Golden Nugget, Borgata, Hard Rock, Caesars Interactive-NJ and Resorts and Tropicana. Caesars Interactive-NJ also includes Caesars and Harrah’s. Other gambling companies which partner with Atlantic City casinos also are approved for online gambling in the state.

Last year, online gambling generated a revenue of $245 million for Atlantic City’s casinos which translates roughly to a 10 per cent share of their total revenue.

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