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Gaming Innovation Group has been given the green light by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement to offer a real-money online casino platform solution to operators in the Garden State, beginning with Hard Rock.

GiG has received a transactional waiver from the DGE that certifies the GIG Core platform as compliant with the rules and regulations of the New Jersey regulator.

The company hailed the news as “a significant step and milestone” in its ambition to enter the regulated US market.

GiG now expects to obtain its full Casino Service Industry Enterprise Licence, as soon as the mandatory and comprehensive process is complete.

In February, GiG signed an agreement with Hard Rock International to supply its full range of platform and development services to the entertainment brands’ first online casino, launched from the new Hard Rock casino in Atlantic City.

Hard Rock is expected to launch its online casino services in the coming weeks, following the June 28 opening of its new Atlantic City property.

Robin Reed, CEO of Gaming Innovation Group, said: “We are delighted to now be going live with Hard Rock in New Jersey, a first step in our mutually ambitious plans to take market share in the regulated online gambling market in the US.”