An interesting development regarding the Rational Group's attempts to break into the New Jersey online gambling market took place this week, as a player claimed to find a splash page that said Full Tilt is licensed in the Garden State.
The player involved said that he accessed Full Tilt's .net domain this week through his smartphone and was surprised to see that Full Tilt had a graphic which read, “...fully licensed by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, offering real-money gameplay on a fully regulated online gaming platform."
The player then tried to click the link, which he reported did not work.
The incident has not been confirmed or denied by Full Tilt's parent company Amaya Gaming, as a company spokesman said that the incident is being investigated to see how it could have occurred. It is possible that the site was hacked, or that the poker firm's development group may have prematurely put up the information in anticipation of gaining a New Jersey gaming license.
There have been rumors for a while that Amaya has been trying to enter the New Jersey gaming market, using its mega brands PokerStars and Full Tilt to break through.
Casino Listings will update this story as more developments arise.