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Jackpocket One Step Closer To Launching Online Casino In New Jersey

Written By Nicholaus Garcia on May 5, 2023 - Last Updated on February 7, 2024
Jackpocket working on New Jersey online casino app

After receiving regulatory approval, a Jackpocket online casino app might be ready to make its official debut in New Jersey.

On April 28, Jackpocket Interactive Gaming (JIG) received approval from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) to finish working on its access agreement with Caesars.

In 2021, Jackpocket reached an agreement with Caesars Interactive Entertainment and its retail casino, Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City.

Caesars and Jackpocket need to iron out technical details and licensing first

According to DGE Director David L. Rebuck, the division is approving limited parts of Jackpocket’s agreement with Caesars.

In a statement posted by NJ.gov, Rebuck said: “The parties require additional technical and licensing approval to effectuate any other portion of the Agreement.”

Although Jackpocket’s New Jersey online casino won’t launch anytime soon, Rebuck’s comments show the company is moving in the right direction. 

Jackpocket online casino is a long time coming

The lottery ticket courier has been working on its online casino app for at least two years.

On March 9, the company announced a partnership with White Hat Gaming to help build its payment infrastructure.

In a La Fleur’s postTony Vartanian, chief growth and revenue officer at Jackpocket, said:

“As we continue to innovate and bring our Jackpocket users new gaming experiences beyond Lottery, we set out to identify a platform partner that could accelerate our 2023 Online Casino launch in New Jersey. Specifically, one that would enable our teams to deliver an exceptional product experience that our users have grown to expect from us.”

Jackpocket is primarily a lottery ticket courier app based in New York City. Lottery ticket buyers can use Jackpocket in several states, including New Jersey and New York.

Other states include:

  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Colorado
  • District of Columbia
  • Idaho
  • Minnesota
  • Montana
  • New Hampshire
  • New Mexico
  • Ohio
  • Oregon
  • Texas
  • West Virginia

Entering the New Jersey online gambling market

In 2021, the company announced in a press release it was expanding into online gambling via an iGaming license in New Jersey. The news came after the company wrapped up $120 million in financing.

Additionally, Jackpocket has signed multiple partnerships with professional and collegiate sports teams

In the past 15 months, Jackpocket has inked deals with:

  • University of Rutgers Athletics Department
  • New Jersey Devils
  • Dallas Mavericks
  • Minnesota Twins
  • Dallas Stars
  • Texas Rangers
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Nick Garcia is a senior reporter for PlayUSA. Garcia provides analysis and in-depth coverage of the gambling industry with a key focus on online casinos, sports betting and financial markets. Garcia has been covering the US gambling market since 2017. He attended Texas Tech University as an undergrad and received a Master of Arts in Journalism from Columbia College Chicago.

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