Wednesday November 13 ,2013 : BETFAIR, SKRILL AND ARISTOTLE PROVIDED TRANSACTIONAL WAIVERS FOR NEW JERSEY
Confirmation on three transactional waiver awards
Online betting and gaming operator Betfair is the latest to receive a transactional waiver from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement in anticipation of the launch of internet gambling on November 26, 2013.
Ahead of the launch date, New Jersey will conduct a five-day trial period beginning November 21, 2013. During this trial, people located in New Jersey will gain limited access to Betfair's online casino and poker service. Betfair has launched "LetsPlayNJ.com" as a key part of its awareness efforts to drive registration and trial of its service.
Paul La Fontaine, Betfair's Managing Director of Gaming, said. "We're pleased to be one of the pioneers bringing online casino games to the state of New Jersey."
In related news, online payments provider Skrill and online age and identify verification firm Aristotle have also been granted transactional waivers.
Neil Steinhardt, chief executive officer of Skrill USA commented: "We're extremely excited about the new opportunities opening up in the US market for gambling merchants and consumers. Skrill's global reach aligned with local expertise makes us the perfect partner to work with businesses in this market.
"We are thrilled to have been granted this preliminary go ahead from the New Jersey gaming regulators," said Aristotle chief executive officer John Aristotle Phillips. "It is extremely important to us that it is easy and effective for citizens to verify their identities and ages while protecting their privacy."