This Week in NJ Gambling: AC Casino Giants Get Together, Christie Promises Relief


This Week in NJ Gambling is a round-up of some of the top stories in New Jersey’s gambling industry, online and off.

This week we take a look at the to Atlantic City casino giants getting together, Borgata launching a free-play casino website, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie promising Atlantic City’s casinos relief from rules and regulations, and more.

AC Casino Owners Plan New Partnership

Two giants in the Atlantic City casino industry are all set to partner on a new project.

Borgata owner MGM Resorts International, and Caesars Entertainment, which has three Atlantic City casinos, are looking to team up on a new project in Atlantic City.

MGM Resorts International Chairman and CEO James Murren said as much during a press conference with NJ Gov. Chris Christie this week.

No specific details were released, but an announcement is expected over the next few weeks.

Borgata Launches Free-Play Casino Site

Borgata launched a free-play casino website open to players from anywhere in the world last week. There’s no cash involved by player can earn comps redeemable at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City.

BorgataFreeCasino, is now live and offers dozens of slots and a handful of table games, video poker and bingo games.

Christie Promising Regulation Relief

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is promising Atlantic City’s casinos increased relief from rules and regulations.

Gov. Christie met with the heads of MGM Resorts International and Caesars Entertainment and came out claiming they asked for less in the way gambling regulations.

Christie promised to unveil a relief plan within the next 30 to 45 days.

The Facts Regarding Gamblers in New Jersey

NJ Online Gambling writer Bill Grinstead has put together a list of 31 Surprising Facts about New Jersey Online Gamblers.

It’s essentially an examination of the demographics and gaming habits surrounding New Jersey casinos, online and off. Grinstead leans heavily on the Rutgers Center for Gambling Studies and studies it has conducted for all the facts.

Video Game Gambling in Atlantic City

A handful of video game gambling machines have been spotted at Atlantic City casinos recently.

It’s all a part of a pilot program aimed at bringing a little skill to the slot-machine dominated casino floors.

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Marty Derbyshire

Marty Derbyshire has been covering online gambling for various industry media outlets since 2007.

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