Speculation about Governor Chris Christie’s possible role in PokerStars’ absence from the online poker market in New Jersey reached a new high with a report on Thursday.
PokerStars could be in the New Jersey online gaming market as soon as March of this year, according to a lawmaker in the state.
A PokerStars executive said the company was “saddened” when it learned that the Atlantic Club casino in Atlantic City would shut its doors, months after the online poker site’s attempt to purchase the property fell through.
Atlantic City’s Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa announced that it has become the first company to receive an Internet Gaming Permit in New Jersey.
PokerStars has teamed with a New Jersey casino to offer regulated online poker in the state, a day after a setback in court in trying to purchase a different casino.
The Atlantic Club is fighting a lawsuit brought by PokerStars in the online poker site’s attempt to buy the struggling casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
According to reports by the Associated Press and other news outlets, PokerStars still wants to purchase a casino in Atlantic City, despite an announcement that a recent deal fell through.
PokerStars apparently will not be entering the New Jersey market, after reports say a deal for the online poker site to purchase the struggling Atlantic Club Casino Hotel has fallen through.
Poker-playing New Jersey residents overwhelmingly support PokerStars and its bid to buy the Atlantic Club resort and offer online poker in the state, according to a recent survey.
PokerStars is trying to block the American Gaming Association from inserting itself into the online poker site’s casino license application in New Jersey.