This week the Director of the New Jersey Division for Gaming Enforcement told GGB News that they are still mulling a decision as to whether it should grant an e-Gaming license to Amaya owned PokerStars.
David Rebuck told the publication that he is still going through the process of approval for the poker giant, which had previously operated in the United States in a gray market and settled a multi-million case with the federal government regarding banking violations that were used to process player payments. Rebuck said that he has traveled to multiple countries and conducted 80 sworn interviews with people connected with the company.
Currently Amaya has a partnership deal with the Resorts Casino Hotel, which is contingent on the company getting a New Jersey gaming license. Should they achieve licensing, PokerStars would be the largest poker firm operating in the United States.
Commenting on the licensing process Rebuck said, "We're going to do this in a very professional way which will be published to the world, because whatever decision we come down on will be scrutinized, and some will hate it and some will love it. It will be done in a way that I can, through this division, have pride in saying this is accurate."
"I'm not going to be the person that sabotages the work of this great division for the last 35 years."