GiG faces New Jersey fine for geolocation rule breach

GiG faces New Jersey fine for geolocation rule breach

The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement has fined Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) $25,000 (£19,140/€22,300) for breaking states rules regarding geolocation.

Published 2nd May 2019

Licensed operators in New Jersey are only permitted to accept bets from people located inside the state, but the regulator has now uncovered evidence that GiG breached this requirement.

In an official report, the regulator said that GiG accepted a single online bet from someone outside of the state’s boundaries. The regulator did not state how much this bet was or what type of wager was placed.

GiG won approval to launch its online gambling services in New Jersey in June 2018 and this January GiG rolled out a new land-based and online sportsbook with Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City.

In addition, the operator recently secured a vendor registration to enter the New Jersey affiliate market, allowing it to refer website traffic to regulated casinos and sportsbooks on a cost-per-acquisition basis.

GiG is yet to comment on the fine.