New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) has fined the Malta-based gaming services provider company, Gaming Innovation Group (GIG) as it allowed a non-resident gambler to place online wagers with a licensed operator in the state.
The regulatory body has fined GIG $25,000 for violating the local gaming laws. The company allowed a player who is not from the state to place wagers with an operator licensed by the state, violating the existing regulations.
The company has conceded to the charges agreeing that they did violate the guidelines.
The DGE said the complaint was filed earlier in December last year and only after a thorough investigation the company has been fined for violating the state’s gaming regulations, without revealing as to which licensed operator was involved.
According to the reports, the licensed operator could be Hard Rock Atlantic City as the company has only one client in New Jersey. However, it is not yet confirmed who the operator was.
It is not the first time that the gambling authority has fined for violating geolocation guidelines. They have previously imposed fines on GAN in 2016 and also on Pokerstars in 2017 for similar violations. Recently, they also fined Borgata and Caesars Interactive Entertainment New Jersey.
GIG has been fast growing as a gaming technology and service provider. Earlier last month the company’s shares also got listed and started trading on Nasdaq Stockholm, Sweden.