MGM Resorts International formally launched two online gaming sites in New Jersey, playMGMpoker.com and playMGMcasino.com on August 1.
The company had a soft launch during the first week of August and once gaming regulators were happy with the sites performance, the two sites went fully live.
MGM has teamed up with GVC Holdings to utilize GVC’s partypoker software as the underlying network for the two online poker rooms. Both desktop and mobile versions are available.
The new sites will give a further boost to MGM Resorts’ online gaming presence in New Jersey which currently consists of the Party Borgata network, which includes BorgataPoker.com and nj.PartyPoker.com.
MGM had gained control of these sites after it bought out the stake held by its joint venture partner, Boyd Gaming Corporation in the Borgata last year. Corey Sanders Chief Operating Officer of MGM Resorts International stated the company was thrilled to enter New Jersey’s online gaming market with the expansion of the playMGM.com platform.
In a statement Corey Sanders said
The ability to effectively bring Las Vegas to New Jersey via an online experience is an exciting undertaking, especially as we continue to develop our presence on the East Coast with the recent acquisition of Borgata, the opening of MGM National Harbor and the pending 2018 opening of MGM Springfield in Massachusetts.
Some industry observers believe that the reason for MGM introducing two more sites into the already crowded market could be because the company wants to further establish the MGM brand and use these online sites as platforms to attract more visitors to its brick & mortar properties across the country. The MGM brand could also help in bringing in new players to New Jersey’s online gambling industry and help grow the market.
The playMGMcasino.com site offers a wide range of casino style games. Currently there are over 200 online slots and table games like craps, roulette, blackjack and video poker available. The playMGMpoker.com site’s offerings include sit and go tournaments, cash games as well as exciting daily and weekly tournament guarantees.
As an inaugural offer, playMGM.com is offering a welcome package to new customers. The casino site offers a match deposit up to $2,000 though there is a 20x wager requirement and $25 in tournament money. The online poker site is offering a $25 bonus along with a match deposit of up to $2,000. The bonus is $10 cash and $15 in tournament money which is released in 10 percent lots. The deposit match however comes with a significant amount of play-through requirement and players have just seven days to earn it.