Online casino content developer Wazdan is poised to make its maiden manoeuvres into the Garden State, a development the group lauds as “the first step on a very exciting journey”.

This follows the receipt of a transactional waiver from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement to launch a selection of its online and mobile games in New Jersey.

The supplier is now able to take its “best performing” titles live across the state, including 9 Lions, Larry the Leprechaun and Sizzling 777 Deluxe, as well as other popular titles, such as Power of Gods: The Pantheon, Magic Stars 3 and Magic Fruits Deluxe.

This follows a number of recent commercial tie-ups secured by Wazdan centred across the European gaming ecosystem, with the firm having unveiled alliances with igaming platform provider’s Blox and Gamingtec, Danish sports betting and igaming operator 25syv, and two Crowd Entertainment brands, namely Princess Casino and CashPot

Andrzej Hyla, chief commercial officer at Wazdan, said of the company’s latest approval: “New Jersey needs no introduction as a market and we’re thrilled to be able to offer some of our most popular games to operators in the state. With more to come from us in this territory, it’s the first step on a very exciting journey.”

New Jersey’s online casinos and poker rooms enjoyed further year-on-year growth in April, but fell shy of the record revenue generated just one month earlier. 

The Garden State’s digital gaming ecosystem secured revenue of $107.7m during the 30 days, which represents a 34.8 per cent uptick from the $80m recorded in April 2020 but drops from the record $113.7m generated in March. Total gaming revenue for the month came in at $352.2m (2020: $82.5m).