The fortnightly meeting of the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) saw several iGaming licensees handed out fines for failing to comply with regulatory measures as per the licensing terms.
The gambling regulator slapped Scientific Games’ SG Digital division, which operates in New Jersey as NYX Digital Gaming a fine of total $110k for “deploying three games that were not the versions tested and approved,” and regulatory violations.
The operator was offering three games that were not approved and tested by the gambling regulator, reports the Press Of Atlantic City. The licensing terms only allow operators to deploy games that have been tested and approved by the division or are identical to those tested and approved.
The William Hill Sports Book in partnership with the Ocean Casino Resort and Tropicana Atlantic City and Monmouth Park Racetrack was fined $26,500. The betting operator allowed 16 “self-excluded patrons to wager online.”
Poker Stars was fined $5,000 for failure to “permanently record poker hand history data for 202 patrons for approximately two hours on April 30, the September complaint alleged.”
The gambling regulators were lenient with the operator as PokerStars self-reported the discrepancy.
iGaming Cloud was served an $11,000 fine. The operator had three individual complaints. It was fined $2000 for deploying an unapproved version of a game. The operator also did not have an account summary and wagering summary of a patron at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City for one specific day.
While it was fined another 2,000 for not furnishing slot tournament data after a system crash and fixing the crash without notifying the gambling regulator, the operator had to dole $7,000 in fine for allowing players registered in the self-exclusion registry to create online accounts and place bets.
In November, New Jersey Officials proposed, based on a Rutgers University report, that the number of casinos in Atlantic City be limited. The New Jersey officials cited market saturation and claimed that new casinos would be detrimental to the city’s casino gaming industry.