Following up on our earlier posts here and here, the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement has temporarily adopted regulations implementing the use of mobile gaming devices at Atlantic City casinos. These regulations will be temporarily adopted effective October 8, 2012, and, accordingly, casinos can go live with mobile gaming at that point.
The regulations clarify that gaming may occur anywhere within the property boundaries of the casino property, excluding parking garages or parking areas. The device must lock out the ability for any mobile gaming to occur if the device is removed from permitted gaming areas.
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Following up on an earlier post, today New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed S1323, a bill that, among other things, permits the use of mobile gaming devices within casino hotels.
The bill also makes a number of changes to the Casino Control Act, some of which are techincal follow-ups based on the 2011 overhaul of the Act. The bill creates another tier of license – the “ancillary casino service industry enterprise” license – applicable to vendors who provide services ancillary to gaming, including junket representatives. The Division of Gaming Enforcement may call forward any ancillary licensee and require that licensee to apply for a full casino service industry enterprise license.
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Two bills working their way through the New Jersey Legislature would allow the use of mobile gaming devices for wagering at casinos and at state racetracks.
The first bill, S1323, passed by the Senate on May 31, would allow the Division of Gaming Enforcement to, by regulation, authorize the use of mobile gaming devices within a casino hotel. In order to engage in mobile gaming, the player must establish a wagering account with a casino, and the wagers must be placed from, and paid out, within the premises of the casino hotel. A mobile gaming device must be inoperable from outside of the casino hotel. The definition of hotel premises includes an outdoor pool and any outdoor recreation areas, but excludes parking lots. By regulation, the Division of Gaming Enforcement may impose stricter standards if it believes those standards are necessary. A version of this bill has passed the Senate, and a separate version is pending in the Assembly, so the two bills will need to be reconciled before final passage.
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