Ultimate Gaming, the company which launched the first real-money online poker in Nevada in April, announced Monday that it has signed an online gaming operations agreement with Trump Taj Mahal Associates LLC to offer real-money online gambling in New Jersey.
“Today we are excited to be entering into an agreement with Trump Taj Mahal Associates to bring online gaming to New Jersey," said Tom Breitling, Chairman of Ultimate Gaming. “This represents a huge step forward in our desire to offer Americans across the nation the opportunity to enjoy safe and regulated online games."
Ultimate Poker, a majority-owned subsidiary of Station Casinos LLC, is the exclusive online gaming partner of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Because Station Casinos don't own a casino located in New Jersey, the company needed to partner with an existing casino in order to provide its services in the state.
New Jersey legalized real-money online gambling in February.
Details regarding the services Ultimate Gaming will offer in New Jersey have nor been disclosed, nor has a launch date been announced. New Jersey gaming officials plan to have online gambling up and running by November of this year.
Headquartered in Las Vegas, Ultimate Gaming was founded by four prominent gaming and technology entrepreneurs, and in 2011, it acquired CyberArts in order to create and maintain its own proprietary casino software that offers a safe and trusted environment.
“We feel our technology is a major advantage," said Tobin Prior, Chief Executive Officer of Ultimate Gaming. "Our proprietary software has been proven to meet regulatory requirements and allows for continuous investment and product development. The technology was acquired in 2011 and developed by a U.S. based company with a completely clean regulatory profile.”
Said Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc.'s CEO Robert F. Griffin, “Ultimate Gaming is a pioneer in the online gaming space and can provide a turnkey solution for our online gaming needs in New Jersey. We are delighted to be working with a trusted partner that has a proven track record."