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The state of New Jersey has implemented a deadline that requires the state's i-Gaming licensees to formally implement all cyber betting partnerships by June 29th, or else risk missing the Garden State's internet gambling launch this fall.
The deadline is important for all offshore betting firms, who need to enter into an agreement with an Atlantic City land based casino in order to offer betting services to state residents. If a firm does not enter into an agreement by the drop dead date, they will likely miss the November target launch for i-Gaming services.
The Garden State set the deadline in order to help run checks on any such partnership agreements, weeding out foreign firms that violated US law in the past.
A number of land casinos in the coastal gaming towns do not currently have agreements with cyber betting firms, although a few (such as the Borgata, which partnered with Bwin) have already taken steps to get online quickly.