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Hard Rock casino starts internet gambling days after opening

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New Jersey's thriving internet gambling market has grown a bit bigger.

The Hard Rock casino in Atlantic City went live Tuesday afternoon with its internet gambling operation.

Division of Gaming Enforcement Director David Rebuck says the casino's equipment and systems passed all the necessary tests, and were cleared for full operation as of noon.

RELATED: Hard Rock Hotel and Casino officially opens for business

The site has become the 26th legal internet gambling site in the state.

They are operated by six casino companies: Borgata, Golden Nugget, Hard Rock, Resorts, Tropicana, and Caesars Interactive-NJ.

Internet gambling began in New Jersey in Nov. 2013 and has been growing steadily.

Last year, internet gambling brought in $245 million for Atlantic City's casinos, or roughly 10 percent of their total revenue.

AP wire services helped contribute to this report.

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