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The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement has said that Atlantic City casino properties Ocean Resort and Hard Rock Atlantic City have applied for real-money online gaming licences.

The Hard Rock Atlantic City casino, formerly the Trump Taj Mahal, is scheduled to open this summer, while Ocean Resort, which was Revel, is opening in the spring having already agreed a deal with with GAN to offer real-money online gaming later in the year, if awarded a licence.

If successful, the applications will bring the total number of Atlantic City venues offering real-money igaming in the Garden State to seven, with Borgata, Caesars, Golden Nugget, Resorts and Tropicana already up and running.

Real-money online gaming in the state of New Jersey generated revenue of $245.6m in 2017, an increase of 24.9 per cent on 2016 revenues.

That followed a year-on-year increase of 12.9 per cent in December, a month that saw revenues climb to $20.8m.

Golden Nugget has the largest share of the market, with an online gaming win of $68.6m in 2017, up 62.3 per cent on the previous year.