PokerStars Gets New Jersey Nod

PokerStars Gets New Jersey Nod

Thursday, 1 October 2015

The most anticipated yet seemingly complicated online poker licensing deal in the history of New Jersey has finally been completed with the end result that PokerStars will soon be able to go live in the Garden State.

Following months of uncertainty, missed deadlines and false hope, the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement has announced that Amaya Gaming, the parent company of PokerStars and Full Tilt, can now go live within the eastern state.

It had been hoped that both platforms, PokerStars in particular, would have gone live already but this has been delayed due to miscommunications and an increasingly confused political situation.

With its licence now approved, Amaya Gaming will work with Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City to deliver a full suite of online poker and casino games to players located in New Jersey.

"We are very pleased to add New Jersey to the long list of regulated markets that have found PokerStars and Full Tilt suitable to offer real-money online gaming," said David Baazov, Chief Executive Officer for Amaya Gaming.

"I want to thank the Division of Gaming Enforcement for its thorough and fair review of our business. We look forward to bringing our popular brands, innovative technology, marketing prowess and world-class security and game integrity to the growing New Jersey online gaming market. We anticipate providing additional details of our launch plans in the near future."

Tags: New Jersey, PokerStars, Full Tilt, Amaya Gaming, Resorts Casino Hotel, Atlantic City, David Baazov