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State approves gaming equipment under streamlined program

The Attorney General’s Office’s Division of Gaming Enforcement said Thursday that the first equipment approved under a new regulatory provision called “New Jersey First” is now operational.

The Attorney General’s Office’s Division of Gaming Enforcement said Thursday that the first equipment approved under a new regulatory provision called “New Jersey First” is now operational.

The provision, enacted earlier this year, allows casino operators to start using new gaming equipment within 14 days of submitting it for testing, so long as New Jersey is the first jurisdiction to which the company applies to use the equipment.

In this case, the Golden Nugget casino sought approval for new technology to monitor slot machines and other operations, such as accounting, revenue reporting, issuance of vouchers and patron promotions.

The installation and field-trial approval of the system was a joint project of the state, the Golden Nugget, Bally Technologies and White Sands Consulting.

“We saw technology that had the potential to improve casino operations and change the way casinos market to their customers, and we wanted to do our best to have Bally Technologies’ latest and greatest system in Atlantic City,” said David Rebuck, acting director of the Division of Gaming Enforcement.

The goal of the program is to give New Jersey casinos a competitive edge by streamlining the approval process for new technologies.

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