LAS VEGAS, Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) today announced that Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa has been authorized by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement to offer real-money online gaming to the general public in the state of New Jersey.
Following an initial trial period, two Borgata-branded gaming sites – www.borgatacasino.com and www.borgatapoker.com – were approved by the Division of Gaming Enforcement to accept wagers from the general public in the state of New Jersey. Simultaneously, Boyd Gaming's online gaming partner, bwin.party digital entertainment plc, has been authorized to launch Party-branded online gaming sites nj.partypoker.com and nj.partypoker.com/casino.
"The launch of our first real-money online gaming product is an exciting milestone for our Company," said Keith Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of Boyd Gaming. "Boyd Gaming views online gaming as a compelling opportunity to further grow and diversify our operations, and the launch of our New Jersey online product is the most significant step yet in that effort. We thank the Division of Gaming Enforcement, our partners at bwin.party and our New Jersey team for their tireless efforts and outstanding work, and we look forward to pursuing additional online gaming opportunities as they emerge."The New Jersey launch follows the recent U.S. launch of "Stardust Casino," a free-play social game. Developed by bwin.party-backed social gaming company Win, Stardust Casino is now available to U.S. players on Facebook, and will be introduced on additional platforms in the coming months. About Boyd Gaming Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) is a leading diversified owner and operator of 22 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and New Jersey. Boyd Gaming press releases are available at www.prnewswire.com . Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com. SOURCE Boyd Gaming Corporation