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The corporation which owns poker giants PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker has reportedly filed a fifteen page response with the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement in which it asks the DGE to reject the American Gaming Association's opposition to the firm acquiring Atlantic City casino The Atlantic Club.
The response calls the AGA's opposition to its acquisition as a "thinly-veiled anti-competitive campaign against the entry of a competitor into the market". The plea also goes on to state that the AGA lacks a 'significant interest in the outcome' and is not likely to act in a constructive measure during the review process.
Jeff Ifrah, an attorney for the Rational Group made the case that the AGA should not be allowed to participate in the licensing process in New Jersey, stating: “There is no precedent recognizing the right of a trade association comprised of competing casinos to participate in a license application”.