New Jersey Pushes AGA Opposition To Back Burner

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New Jersey state gaming regulators have reportedly put the American Gaming Association's attempt to nullify the Rational Group's purchase of the Atlantic Club on the back burner, taking it off the agenda for a planned meeting.

The New Jersey Casino Control Commission had originally scheduled time to discuss the AGA's petition on a March 13th meeting, although Chairman Matthew Levinson removed it from the agenda, noting that the issue needed more consideration.

The AGA made the unprecedented move last month to formally protest the Rational Group's attempt to purchase the Atlantic Club casino in Atlantic City. The move has been criticized by Rational, who claims that the AGA is merely trying to stop a new company from coming into the U.S. gaming scene.

The Rational Group is an Isle of Man based betting company who owns internet poker leaders Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars. The move to acquire the Atlantic Club by Rational is seen as controversial given the legal problems that the two poker brands faced from the Department of Justice.

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Dustin has a long-standing passion for gambling. He has been writing professionally on the subject and breaking industry news for Casino Listings since 2011. His favorite casino games include Blackjack, Poker, and Hi/Lo. A proud native of Detroit, Dustin currently lives in Michigan.