New Jersey shuts down PlayUp as Aussie book struggles to remain afloat in U.S.

New Jersey shuts down PlayUp as Aussie book struggles to remain afloat in U.S.

Article brief provided by Sports Handle
  • Matt Rybaltowski, Sports Handle
July 20, 2023 8:36 PM
  • Matt Rybaltowski, Sports Handle

Australian sportsbook PlayUp announced Thursday that it is temporarily shutting down operations in New Jersey, suffering another setback as it struggles to remain afloat in the U.S. market.

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The company made the announcement one day after the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) issued an order revoking the transactional waivers that allowed PlayUp to conduct sports wagering across the state. Under the order, PlayUp is obligated to pay out any pending wagers to New Jersey customers, a spokesperson from the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office told Sports Handle.

Although PlayUp had been authorized by the division to launch an online casino platform, the company has not gone live with that product in the Garden State.