Atlantic City’s Resorts Casino Hotel received permission from the state Division of Gaming Enforcement to conduct full internet gambling on Wednesday, following a successful five-day test period wherein state inspectors verified that the casino’s equipment and systems are working properly.
Resorts President Mark Giannantonio said that the casino’s website, www.ResortsCasino.com, will begin several weeks of beta testing to learn what its customers want and is expected to have its full launch few weeks.
“During our beta period, we will invite players to sign up and provide feedback on the user experience, while we add additional features before our official launch,” Giannantonio said. “Real-time feedback will be an important aspect of our beta period as we further enhance the gaming content and features to produce the best casino experience in New Jersey,”
Resorts has been partnered with PokerStars since July 2013 but more recently struck a deal with partner SNG Interactive, a joint venture of NYX Gaming Group and Sportech. Resorts still plans to add PokerStars to its lineup once parent company Amaya Gaming gets the official okay from the DGE.
Resorts is the sixth of Atlantic City’s eight remaining casinos to offer Internet gambling, along with the Borgata, Golden Nugget, Tropicana, Caesars and Bally’s.
Trump Plaza closed Sept. 16, and Trump Taj Mahal, which continues to operate, lost their Internet gambling operations last year.
Meanwhile, Internet betting operator Betfair announced that a player from Union County won just over $1.5 million on “Let It Ride,” a variant of traditional poker available on Betfair’s New Jersey online gambling site.
“It’s always exciting when a player hits a big win,” said BetfairCasino.com General Manager Don Ryan. “We’re thrilled to be a part of US online gaming history and to be able to provide generous bonuses, high payouts, and a secure and fair online gaming experience to our BetfairCasino.com players in New Jersey for years to come.”
The recently won jackpot is the highest amount won by a player in the state since it regulated online gaming in November 2013.