Poll: Massive Support For PokerStars Takeover Of Atlantic Club Casino

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Poker lobbying firm The Poker Players Alliance has published the results of a recent poll conducted which shows that 96% of respondents believe that the Rational Group should be able to purchase The Atlantic Club casino in Atlantic City.

The Rational Group is a firm that owns internet poker giants PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker. Its attempt to purchase The Atlantic Club has been maligned by some, as PokerStars and Full Tilt faced severe legal action for offering online betting in the United States.

The survey, which had 998 PPA Respondents revealed that:

  • 63% of those surveyed gave the PokerStars site a perfect “5″ on a scale of 1 to 5

  • 22% gave it a 4, while only 3% gave it a 1 or a 2

  • 96% said PokerStars should be able to buy The Atlantic Club

  • 94% said they would visit a casino owned by that company

  • 96% said they would like to play on a PokerStars website

  • 95% do not agree with the concept that PokerStars is a “bad actor” and therefore should not be licensed in New Jersey

  • Therefore, 94% do not support the American Gaming Association's opposition to the Atlantic Club acquisition

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Dustin Jermalowicz
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.