The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) has revealed that it was only able to award an online gambling licence to PokerStars and Full Tilt after parent company Amaya agreed to fire four senior executives.
David Rebuck, director of New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, has said the US state has delayed its decision over whether to award an online gambling licence to PokerStars due to an ongoing investigation into the brand’s acquisition by Amaya.
Assemblyman Mike Gatto has announced that he is to give up on attempting to pass a bill that would legalise online poker in the US state of California, claiming there is not yet a consensus on the issue.
Bryan Micon, former operator of the ‘Seals with Clubs’ Bitcoin poker site, will this week attend a court hearing in the US state of Nevada after being charged with operating an unlicensed gaming website.
PokerStars has joined forces with a number of California tribal casinos and cardrooms to launch an online poker coalition in an effort to promote an open and fair market for any future regulated internet poker market in the state.
California's online poker market is the most attractive of all single-state markets in the United States, but its potential is still ultimately constrained by population and what is shaping up to be a low-margin environment.
Morris Bailey, owner of the Resorts Atlantic City land-based operation in New Jersey, has claimed that online gaming operator PokerStars is close to securing a licence to commence operations in the US state.