The approval, which was expected to kick start operations at the turn of the month, is subject to the continued approval of all product submissions by the group.
“Atlantic City is one of the top sports betting and resort destinations in the country and Ocean is one of the most prestigious properties in the area,” stated John Salerno, Director of Operations of USBookmaking.
“We are delighted to begin our commercial partnership today with Ocean and their professional leadership and operational teams, and we also look forward to bringing new and unique sports betting products and services to New Jersey players.”
In January, following a $15m casino floor redesigned, the Atlantic City property unveiled plans for a $4m sports betting concept that it said is expected to debut this summer.
Michele Ciavarella, Executive Chairman of Elys Game Technology: “We are very proud of our engineering and deployment teams at Odissea and USBookmaking for developing and delivering the new sportsbook platform at Ocean on-time while meeting the rigorous standards of the NJDGE Technical Service Bureau.
“We plan to continue to work closely with the NJDGE in expanding our operational footprint and product diversification, and believe that the soft launch today at Ocean is a key inflection point for our expansion in North America, and a key component of our growth strategy within other casinos and partnerships with small businesses, as well as further development of the company’s mobile platforms in 2022.”
This green-light comes as Elys’ USBookmaking also announces the extension of a sports wagering service agreement between the group and Isleta Resort and Casino in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The property’s sportsbook is serviced by USB and offers event betting on multiple sports, including NFL, NBA, MLB, as well as college football and basketball, through self-service kiosks and in-person ticket counters situated throughout the casino