PokerStars’ big come back to the US

The largest internet poker company worldwide is launching its site in New Jersey, with the state’s Division of Gaming Enforcement’s blessing.

US.- After two failed attempts to set shop in New Jersey back in 2013, PokerStar returns to the US launching full operations in the state. The online poker website stopped doing business in the country in 2011. Yesterday (Monday) the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement approved PokerStars’ operations in New Jersey and the company’s software became immediately available for download.

For the time being, only PokerStars customers physically located within New Jersey’s borders will be able to use its platform to gamble online in the United States and the company hopes to give a boost to the nation’s largest online gambling market. Out of the three states which currently offer online gambling in the US, New Jersey has the largest market, surpassing Nevada and Delaware. PokerStars has joined forces with Resorts Casino Hotel. The company will operate under the domain

PokerStars unsuccessfully tried in 2013 to get a license to operate in New Jersey twice. The state suspended the company for up to two years, citing legal problems involving some company executives, which include an unresolved indictment against its founder. A few executives stepped down as part of the sale to Amaya Inc. and in connection to their involvement in PokerStars’ acceptance of bets in the United States after the government banned payments in connection with illegal online gambling. Furthermore PokerStars had to pay a US$547 million fine to the Department of Justice but never admitted wrongdoing.