Resorts Casino Hopes to Launch Online Gambling with PokerStars
The Resorts Casino Hotel has announced partnerships with European firms Sportech and NYX Gaming in order to offer online gambling. They will join with PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker to try and launch an online betting service that could rival New Jersey’s market leaders, Borgata and Caesars Interactive.Morris Bailey, the owner of Resorts, said, “This is an exciting era of gaming in New Jersey, and we are confident it will be another positive steppingstone in Resorts’ storied history.”
The Amaya Gaming Group is buying the two poker sites for $4.9 billion and is currently in talks with New Jersey regulators about licenses. PokerStars was previously suspended by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement for up to two years due to legal issues with some company executives. However, these executives are stepping down as part of the sale.
In the past PokerStars has tried and failed to enter the New Jersey online market. However, as Amaya is already licensed in New Jersey as an online platform for Caesars Interactive, David Rebuck, the director of the gaming enforcement division, says he is confident that Amaya can get approval for PokeStars by autumn.
Once all the necessary licenses have been obtained the casino will offer gambling through the PokerStars and FullTilt websites as well as its own.