Ultimate Poker Closes NJ Platform

Ultimate Poker Closes NJ Platform

Monday, 22 September 2014

Just a few days after Trump Taj Mahal Associates LLC filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, its online partner, Ultimate Gaming, has decided to shut down its New Jersey platform.

According to a press release sent out on Friday, the decision to split from the casino partner was taken after "multiple breaches" in terms of the contractual relationship between the two companies.

Because New Jersey online poker laws state that a virtual platform must have a business relationship with a live casino base, Ultimate Poker has been forced to close. Despite being backed by Zuffa, the parent company of the UFC, the operator had no choice but to shutdown:

"We are grateful to the State of New Jersey and the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement for allowing us to be one of the first companies to bring online gaming to the citizens of New Jersey and appreciate their leadership as one of the first states to allow online gaming. We are working closely with the Division of Gaming Enforcement to ensure a smooth transition for our online gaming customers as we wind down our New Jersey operations," said Ultimate Gaming's Chairman, Tom Breitling.

Despite shutting down its operation in New Jersey, the company has said it will continue to operate in Nevada.

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