New Jersey’s Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) has authorised Maltese igaming technology firm Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) to provide a real-money online casino platform solution to operators in the state of New Jersey.

In line with the standard licence application procedure set by the DGE, the company received what is called a transactional waiver which certifies that the GIG core platform is compliant with the division’s rules and regulations. GiG has described the development as a ‘significant step and milestone for its ambition to enter the regulated US market’. The company will obtain its full Casino Service Industry Enterprise Licence (CSIE), as soon as the DGE’s obligatory and comprehensive criteria are met.

Earlier this year, GiG announced it had signed an agreement partnering with Hard Rock International to supply its full range of platform and front-end development services to Hard Rock’s first online casino. GiG’s first US customer, Hard Rock, will launch its online casino services later this month.

“We are delighted to now be going live with Hard Rock in New Jersey, a first step in our mutually ambitious plans to take market share in the regulated online gambling market in the US,”  noted CEO Robin Reed.