A day after Pokerstars parent company Amaya Inc. was granted a transactional waiver that allows it to offer online betting services in New Jersey, the betting group's land casino partner Resorts Casino Hotel issued a statement, saying they look forward to working with the firm.
Resorts runs two online betting sites in New Jersey currently, with ResortsCasino and MoheganSunCasino offering casino action to customers. Amaya was granted a transactional waiver to offer online poker services while their full gaming application is being processed. The company has tried for years to get in on the regulated market, but faced difficulties given their legal history with the federal government.
Commenting on the waiver Resorts Owner Morris Bailey said, "We are proud to join forces with PokerStars as they make their entry into the United States online gaming market, and look forward to officially launching after completion of the regulatory test period."
"While an official launch date has not yet been revealed, the announcement that the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) has issued PokerStars a transactional waiver to conduct online gaming in New Jersey is welcome news."
New Jersey state senator Ray Lesniak also commented on the matter, saying: "It's huge for Atlantic City because PokerStars' plans are to promote Atlantic City along with its iGaming platform. The other operators are just promoting iGaming. PokerStars will bring attractions to Atlantic City, concerts to promote their brand, and maybe even live poker tournaments after an Internet elimination round. The potential is unlimited because they have the gravitas to have a substantial impact."