Boyd Gaming and MGM Resorts have both been given their operator licenses to offer online gambling in New Jersey.
The first two operators to receive their licenses will both be using bwin.party as their online gambling supplier in the state.
For Boyd Gaming who will be using their Borgata Hotel Casino as their license base in the state.
“Borgata and bwin.party are aggressively pursuing our objective of being among the first to launch online gaming in the state,” Tom Ballance, Borgata’s president and chief operating officer said.
New Jersey who has set the 26th November as the starting date for companies to offer online real cash gambling will certainly be now pushing through more licenses in the coming week.
New Jersey legalized online gambling in February of 2013, online gambling is expected to be a $7.4 billion business in the U.S. by 2017, according to the research firm H2 Gambling Capital.
Nevada and Delaware are the other two states that allow online betting.