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Tropicana, Gamesys Confirm New Jersey Partnership

The pairing was widely reported in July, but until now had remained unconfirmed by either party. UK-based software developer Gamesys is best known for Jackpotjoy.com, an online real-money bingo and casino site which operates internationally under a Gibraltar license.
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Tropicana Casino and Resort confirmed Wednesday that it has formed a partnership with Gamesys for online gambling in New Jersey.

The pairing was widely reported in July, but until now had remained unconfirmed by either party.

Tropicana is one of twelve casinos in New Jersey that intends to operate online gambling in the state when the system goes live, potentially as early as November.

UK-based software developer Gamesys is best known for Jackpotjoy.com, an online real-money bingo and casino site which operates internationally under a Gibraltar license and holds licenses in Spain and Italy. JackpotJoy does not offer online poker, but the company recently acquired Virgin Games, and is reportedly further developing the online poker product in-house.

“We have always sought ambitious partners and Tropicana Atlantic City is a great partner for Gamesys as Internet gaming comes to New Jersey,” Noel Hayden, founder and chief executive officer of Gamesys, told Press of Atlantic City.

“We look forward to working with the team at Tropicana to leverage the very best of the Gamesys platform and capabilities to serve existing customers and win new customers online.”

The casino and hotel group would have disclosed this partnership with the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) back in June, and completed its application in July. However, officials have not publicly disclosed the details of these applications, only confirming that all twelve casinos in the state have identified partners for their online gaming plans.

Other known partnerships include bwin.party/Borgata, Ultimate Poker/Taj Mahal, PokerStars/Resorts and Golden Nugget/Amaya via Bally Tech.

888 has partnered with Caesars, who owns four casinos in the State. 888 announced this week that one of these four properties will be used for an 888-branded online site.

Trump Plaza has reportedly partnered with Betfair, though this remains unconfirmed. The plans of The Atlantic Club and Revel are unknown.

According to DGE Director David Rebuck, at least three major operators will be ready to go live this year.

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