The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement has announced that 37 different betting firms have applied for the state's online gambling license before the Tuesday deadline brought applications to a close.
Included on the list of companies that applied for a license were all 12 of Atlantic City's land casinos, with whom other operators will have to work with in order to have an e-Gaming presence.
Speaking in a statement, New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement Director David Rebuck said, “We see this as the first round of filings and we expect that more applications will be filed as the start of Internet gaming moves closer."
Rebuck said that the identities of the sites will not be disclosed until they are put onto the Division's website. While that may be the case, groups such as 888, Boyd Gaming, and Bwin.Party Digital Entertainment have made no secret about their desire to have a presence in the Garden State's online gaming industry.
Known partnerships are as follows:
888 teamed up with Caesars Entertainment Corp
Bwin partnering with MGM and Boyd Gaming
Bally Technology announced that it was working with the Golden Nugget Atlantic City
PokerStars has agreed to partner with with Resorts Casino Hotel
Ultimate Gaming has partnered with the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort