ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- The Golden Nugget Atlantic City was given permission by New Jersey casino regulators Friday to begin offering Internet gambling.
The state Division of Gaming Enforcement cleared the casino to start offering online gambling as of 12:01 a.m. Saturday.
Regulators kept the Golden Nugget restricted to trial play when six other casinos were cleared to begin offering full online gambling last month. The Golden Nugget said at the time it was working out glitches with its system and would not open until it was ready to give its customers a first-class experience.
That time is now, said Tom Pohlman, the casino's general manager.
"We weren't satisfied with what we were ready to offer our customers at that point," he said. "Now, we are very satisfied. Everything is exactly where we want it to be. We offer more titles of slots, video poker and table games titles than anyone, and we make it easier than anywhere else to fund an account and get started."
The Golden Nugget will allow customers to fund accounts using Visa, MasterCard, bank transfers, personal checks, or cash at the casino. But it also is offering a prepaid cash card that runs on the Discover card network that lets customers instantly transfer cash to and from their online gambling account.
The casino's online gambling site is www.GoldenNuggetCasino.com . It will have 77 game titles, including some not yet available on the actual casino floor.
It will be the seventh of Atlantic City's 12 casinos to offer Internet gambling. The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino, the Tropicana Casino and Resort, Bally's Atlantic City and Caesars Atlantic City offer it.
Resorts Casino Hotel also has been cleared to offer it, but its online partner, PokerStars, has been barred from Internet gambling in New Jersey for two years. Resorts spokeswoman Courtney Birmingham sad Friday there has been no update to the casino's online plans.
New Jersey began Internet gambling last month. The state will begin publishing the amount of Internet gambling revenue the casinos win starting Jan. 14.
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