US gambling trade group the American Gaming Association is taking heat from Party Poker's CEO, who claims the group betrayed the internet betting sector when it changed course and went neutral on the issue.
Speaking to the poker publication Bluff Party Poker CEO Jeffrey Haas said that the AGA's change of stance on the issue of regulated online gambling in the USA was the cheap and easy way out. Haas went even further in the interview, suggesting that the change in stance was due to the influence of Sheldon Adelson and Steve Wynn.
Haas also commented on other issues in the interview, saying that New Jersey's online betting industry has been disappointing thus far, and that he expected growth to be 3-4 times what it currently is. With that being said, Haas also commented on the quality of the regulations put into place in New Jersey, noting that there has not been a single proven case of gambling occurring outside of state borders or underage gambling since the industry launched 11 months ago.