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Pokerstars Still Optimistic On New Jersey Internet Gambling

Internet poker giant PokerStars was surprisingly optimistic following the conditional veto on internet gambling by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, noting that it feels necessary changes can be made to get the bill signed into law.

PokerStars' parent company Rational Group is currently working to purchase the Atlantic Club Casino with the goal of eventually being able to offer internet gambling services through the casino property.

A statement released by the company on the issue states: “We have consistently said that this bill will drive economic development and job creation in New Jersey and are committed to play our part in that process. We are pleased that Governor Christie sees the significant benefits of mixing online and offline gaming. The most important thing, though, is that all parties work collaboratively to bring this bill back for signature quickly so that Atlantic City and New Jersey can begin to benefit from this proven global model for successful gaming."

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