Paddy Power, Pala, Betable Seek New Jersey Partner

Along with the transaction waivers issued, other operators were approved subject to finding a partner.
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The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement produced two lists Friday of companies authorized to offer online gaming in the state when it goes live on November 26.

The first was a list of transaction waivers issued to companies that have formed partnerships between casinos and their online operators.

On this list were a who’s-who of European operators, including bwin.party, Amaya, 888 and Betfair, as well as the US companies Ultimate Gaming, Caesars Interactive Entertainment and Bally Technologies. Conspicuous in its absence was PokerStars, whose license application is still “under review.”

But also issued was a secondary list—operators that are eligible for a transaction waiver, but have yet to form a partnership with a casino or platform provider, a requirement to bring its brand online in the state.

Paddy Power is one such company. The Irish bookmaker announced in August that it was pursuing a license, but it has formed no agreements with a New Jersey entity. It similarly sought and was approved in Nevada, but has not utilized its license. Primarily a brick-and-mortar and online sportsbook, it also offers online poker, casino games and slots, mostly using Playtech software, for its European audience.

Pala Interactive is also on the list. pokerfuse PRO exclusively revealed the formation of the California-based company, which is headed by ex-bwin.party CEO Jim Ryan, and has signed on Phil Ivey as a brand ambassador.

Betable is a UK-based company, regulated by the UKGC, which provides real-money services to “social” free-play games.

Also eligible for a transaction waiver, but without a partner, is lottery provider Scientific Games. Along with 888, it is part of the consortium that scored the contract to exclusively offer online gaming in Delaware.

Slots providers Genesis Gaming and Williams Interactive, Evolution New Jersey, and Rush Street Interactive, the interactive division of casino owner Rush Street Gaming, complete the list.

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