Esports Entertainment Group has received approval from New Jersey’s Division of Gaming Enforcement to begin accepting bets in the state.
The operator has been granted a transactional waiver by the state’s Division of Gaming Enforcement, allowing it to begin operations.
This decision makes Esports Entertainment the first esports operator to receive a transactional waiver in New Jersey.
Esports Entertainment will begin accepting bets on its VIE.gg betting platform following a five-day “soft play” period, which begins today (January 24).
“We couldn’t be more pleased to be the first esports-dedicated operator to be granted the right to commence business in New Jersey,” said Grant Johnson, CEO of Esports Entertainment.
“On behalf of our entire team, I would like to thank the Division of Gaming Enforcement for their approval of our platform and the trust they have placed in our company.”
Last year, Esports Entertainment struck partnerships with several sports teams in the US, including the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Indianapolis Colts.
“Global esports betting is estimated to exceed $205bn by 2027, and we are thrilled to be playing such an important role in this fast-growing market with the launch of our first esports wagering offering in the US,” Johnson continued.