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PokerStars fined in New Jersey

PokerStars fined New Jersey
The company was fined in New Jersey. Credits: PokerStars

The local regulator fined the operator for accepting 216 wagers on local college basketball teams.

US.- The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) has revealed that it fined PokerStars US$10k for accepting wagers on New Jersey college basketball teams, something that is prohibited by local laws.

The 216 bets accepted by PokerStars were placed on a game between Eastern Michigan University and Rutgers, a local university. The 216 wagers totalled more than US$2,700. Another bet was placed on a game between Monmouth University and the University of Pennsylvania, though no information about this wager was revealed.

Current regulations establish that players cannot bet on college teams from New Jersey, even if the games take place outside of the state. Lawmakers are considering a bill that would set fines for these violations starting at US$20k and potentially reaching up to US$100k.

Assemblyman Ralph Caputo introduced the bill after he showed his frustration with two fines issued to Caesars and Golden Nugget for accepting bets on college teams. The former was fined US$2k while Golden Nugget had to forfeit the US$390 in bets that it took from a number of college games involving local teams.

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