MGM Enters New Jersey Online Gaming Industry

MGM Resorts International branded online gambling sites launched in the state of New Jersey last week.

Launched under the names playMGMpoker.com and playMGMcasino.com, the sites went through a soft launch the first of August before going fully online. The sites will offer real-money web-based casino games and poker under the MGM brand.

“We are thrilled to be entering the online gaming landscape in New Jersey with the expansion of our playMGM.com platform to include both casino and poker games,” MGM CEO Corey Sanders announced in a release.

“The ability to effectively bring Las Vegas to New Jersey via an online experience is an exciting undertaking, especially as we continue to develop our presence on the East Coast with the recent acquisition of Borgata, the opening of MGM National Harbor and the pending 2018 opening of MGM Springfield in Massachusetts.”

While this is the MGM brands’ first foray into the New Jersey online gaming industry, it’s not the company’s first venture. MGM also owns the Party Borgata network. Under the network they own and run BorgataPoker.com and nj.PartyPoker.com.

As they currently do with their Borgata holdings, MGM will partner with GVC Holdings for the software and support services for their new MGM branded sites. GVC Holdings has run the Borgata branded online casino and poker sites since they were launched in 2013.

MGM Offers Full Complement of Online Gambling

According to MGM the new playMGMpoker.com will offer cash games, daily and weekly tournaments and regular sit-and-go tournaments. At playMGMcasino.com there will be a full offering of slots and tables games. There will be more than 200 online slots, video poker and the usual tables games such as craps, roulette and blackjack.

playMGMpoker.com is the seventh online poker site to join the New Jersey market since online gambling was regulated and legalized in 2013. It joins the aforementioned Borgata/Party Poker sites, which although branded differently are under the same roof. The same goes for 888 Poker and WSOP, who are separately branded, but are run and owned by the same company.

The other sites in the state include PokerStars, which recently celebrated their one-year anniversary in the New Jersey market, and the newest player before MGM launched, Pala Poker.