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New Jersey DGE announces agreement with Kahnawake Gaming Commission

28 Sep 2016

(PRESS RELEASE) -- The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) today announced that it has reached a series of agreements related to its licensee, Continent 8, LLC, that will prevent illegal Internet gaming websites from accepting bets from residents of the U.S. and New Jersey through a data center located on the Mohawk Territory of Kahnawake, Canada.

When DGE became aware that Continent 8, LLC, may have provided services to certain illegal Internet gaming websites through that data center, it took prompt action. After extensive discussions with the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake and the Kahnawake Gaming Commission (KGC) involving unique jurisdictional issues, the Division was able to ensure that any such websites originating from Kahnawake will no longer be available to U.S. residents in jurisdictions where these companies are not authorized to operate, after 30 September 2016.

As a result, sites such as Bovada Casino, a leading provider of illegal online sports wagering and other online gaming content, will no longer be operating out of the data center located in Kahnawake. Also after that date, the KGC will take regulatory action against any of its applicants or licensees found to be accepting such wagers.

DGE Director David Rebuck stated, "The Division is pleased to have the KGC's assistance as a fellow regulator and looks forward to working together in the future. We were able to reach a series of agreements that are amenable to all of the parties involved and satisfy the Division's regulatory concerns. The Division appreciates the KGC's commitment and looks forward to its continued cooperation in the fight against unlicensed Internet gaming traffic. This agreement is an important step in ensuring the integrity of Internet gaming operations in New Jersey and helps ensure that online gaming patrons can play on fair, regulated sites."
 
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