Hard Rock joins New Jersey's growing internet gambling market

Hard Rock joins New Jersey's growing internet gambling market

July 05, 2018 9:45 AM


New Jersey's growing internet gambling market now includes Hard Rock Casino in Atlantic City, which joined the online gambling marketplace just five days after the physical casino opened its doors last week.

David Rebuck, director of the state Division of Gaming Enforcement, told The Associated Press, the casino's equipment and systems passed all the necessary tests, and are cleared for full operation.

The site, www.hardrockcasino.com, became the 26th legal internet gambling site in New Jersey. The Ocean Resort Casino, which also opened for business last Thursday, the same day as Hard Rock, is expecting to offer internet gambling as soon as regulatory conditions are met.

Hard Rock, was expected to be unable to offer sports betting because of parent company Seminole Hard Rock’s long-term contract with the NFL for the naming rights of the home stadium of the Miami Dolphins. The issues related to the deal have, apparently, been resolved and Hard Rock intends to offer the newly legal enterprise in the next few weeks.

An application letter with New Jersey regulators indicates Hard Rock will team with European betting giant bet365 to offer sports betting in Atlantic City and online statewide.