California's Native American tribe joins New Jersey online gambling market
November 7, 2014
The online gaming market in the US is seeing practically anybody has seen before. When it comes to money, of course, most of the organizations in the country will turn their backs around and even condemn any other ways of betting and gambling, like the Native American tribe from California, the Pala Band of Mission Indians did several months ago. The ethnic group, owner of a great number of gambling establishments, opposes any online gambling legislation in California but, right now, California’s Pala Band of Mission Indians has just made partners with one of the US and New Jersey’s most important casino, Atlantic City’s Borgata Casino.
The Native American tribe is owner of the land-based casino, Pala Casino and Spa, in the county of San Diego, California, and, as many have said before, it seems that California is shrinking as we can see from the Pala’s tribe. The Native American group wants to expand its brand but not in their own land as we all saw a few months ago when the same tribe went up against California online gambling bill. The Pala Casino and Spa will be joining Atlantic City’s leading casino after NJ’s Gaming Enforcement Division approved Borgata Casino partnership with Pala Interactive to allow them to offer online gambling in the Garden State. This is going to become one of the online gaming history’s best episodes as the Pala Band of Mission Indians will become the first Indian tribe that enters the online gambling, but only in New Jersey.
Jim Ryan, the Borgata's CEO, who already managed the company’s partnership with Bwin.Party, is thrilled about the new partnership: "Hopefully we're going to surprise and delight and build some meaningful market share in New Jersey. The California market is one we are focused on. We began building this product in the hopes that there would be (a regulated Internet gambling market) In California. New Jersey's regulations will give us regulatory credibility to bring to other states in the future”.