License issued two years after application
iGaming Cloud Inc., a subsidiary of Gaming Innovation Group (GiG), has received a permanent casino service industry enterprise (CSIE) license from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE).
initial application was submitted in June 2018
The license comes after the initial application was submitted in June 2018, with GiG supporting Hard Rock International’s casino operations in the Garden State under what is termed “transactional waiver”, pending final approval.
GiG tweeted the news of its New Jersey success on Wednesday:
Granted for five years, the CSIE certification licenses GiG’s iGaming Cloud to provide operators in the state with its “real-money online casino platform solution”.
Consolidating US presence
CEO of GiG Richard Brown said his company was delighted to receive the CSIE permit following what was “a long and comprehensive process”. He added that the achievement “gives us a solid confirmation that our platform, procedures and operations are meeting the highest standards.”
The announcement means GiG is steadily consolidating its US presence, following the launch of its mobile sportsbook at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City in December 2019.
GiG and Hard Rock on a roll
GiG and Hard Rock International first signed a strategic agreement in February 2018. Kresimir Spajic, Hard Rock’s SPV and MD of online gaming and sports betting, outlined in a press release at the time the company’s “ambitious plan to become a global leader in the international online gaming space”.
Hard Rock’s online casino would be “a stand-out product”
GiG’s former CEO, Robin Reed, promised that Hard Rock’s online casino would be “a stand-out product with the sizzle of the Hard Rock music, entertainment and lifestyle brand.”
The granting of the CSIE permit is set to accelerate the transatlantic business partnership’s New Jersey plans.