Pokerstars’ New Jersey land based partner, Resorts Casino Hotel, issued a statement regarding Amaya’s recent licensing approval.
“We are proud to join forces with PokerStars as they make their entry into the United States online gaming market, and look forward to officially launching after completion of the regulatory test period,” Resorts owner Morris Bailey said.
"While an official launch date has not yet been revealed, the announcement that the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) has issued PokerStars a transactional waiver to conduct online gaming in New Jersey is welcome news."
Senator Ray Lesniak said the granting of the transactional waiver to PokerStars is on the right track for rebuilding Atlantic City’s struggling industry.
"It's huge for Atlantic City because PokerStars' plans are to promote Atlantic City along with its iGaming platform," Lesniak said. "The other operators are just promoting iGaming. PokerStars will bring attractions to Atlantic City, concerts to promote their brand, and maybe even live poker tournaments after an Internet elimination round. The potential is unlimited because they have the gravitas to have a substantial impact."