Empire's "skin" operations,
Empire's "skin" operations, and Empire dropped the suit. In December 2006, PartyGaming announced the acquisition of the remaining assets of Empire Online. PartyGaming also acquired the operations of former "skin" partners IntertopsPoker and MultiPoker, in separate private transactions for undisclosed amounts. In November 2013 it was announced that bwin.party had applied for an online gaming licence for the state of New Jersey in July, and on 8 November had been awarded a transactional waiver that allows it to participate in the online gaming market in the state by the
New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement,
New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, prior to a full licence being granted. The group launched both online hold'em poker and casino games under the land-based casino licence of its New Jersey partner, Borgata Casino, the launch included both Borgata's and its own brands, including partypoker.com. By the end of December, the new partypoker site had acquired 50% of the cash game traffic in New Jersey. World Online Hold'em Poker TourIn November 2009, PartyGaming announced its acquisition of the World Online Hold'em Poker Tour from WPTE.