(bwin.party press release)
After an intensive period of soft play testing, we are pleased to announce that following receipt of the requisite approvals from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (‘DGE’), our real money poker and casino games went live in New Jersey at midnight EST (0500am GMT) today and can now be played at nj.partypoker.com andnj.partypoker.com/casino.
Our partner in New Jersey, the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa, was also given permission to go live with its two sites: www.Borgatapoker.com and www.Borgatacasino.com that operate using our proprietary technology platform as well as our poker and casino software.
Norbert Teufelberger, Chief Executive Officer of bwin.party, said:
“This is an historic day for us. It marks our return to the United States after an absence of seven years. Back in 2006, partypoker had an estimated 47% market share in the US and we have worked hard to ensure that our return delivers a truly great customer experience. The initial feedback from the hundreds of players who have already tested partypoker in New Jersey is encouraging.
“We are delighted to be ‘back in the game’ and are focused on providing great gaming entertainment to customers in New Jersey, with a full suite of casino games, including over 30 proprietary games that are exclusive to the bwin.party network, poker tournaments, jackpots and promotions. Our mobile and tablet offer, that will go live soon, will provide access to all of our games through both iOS and Android devices, allowing our customers to enjoy our games when they are on the move in the Garden State.”