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NJ OKs Wynn for online gambling deal with Caesars


ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — He’s been approved to conduct Internet gambling in New Jersey, but casino magnate Steve Wynn isn’t sure he’ll actually do it.

New Jersey’s Division of Gaming Enforcement granted Wynn Interactive authority last month to conduct Internet gambling with partner Caesars Interactive. The actions were made public Monday.

But a Wynn spokesman says the company’s plans are on hold until it better understands the online market.

The agency also granted a request by Wynn and Caesars Interactive to conduct Internet gambling operations with the All American Poker Network and 888 Atlantic Limited, an affiliate of a Gibraltar-based online betting firm.

Wynn once owned Atlantic City’s original Golden Nugget casino and has repeatedly flirted with a return to Atlantic City.