Another Assemblyman weighs in: PokerStars would harm Atlantic City market

By | August 28, 2014

LETTER: PokerStars would harm Atlantic City market

Another NJ Assemblyman has publicly stated his opposition to allowing Pokerstars to enter the NJ online gambling market.

In an open letter to the Asbury Park Press, Assemblyman Ron Dancer of the 12th Legislative District and a member of the Tourism, Gaming and Arts Committee, outlines his reasons for prohibiting Pokerstars from coming into the NJ market.

Now is not the time to allow PokerStars to enter the Atlantic City market — no matter how much money they promise to deliver. The immediate benefits may seem appealing, but they do not outweigh PokerStars’ checkered past.”

I am unsure what weight, if any, the DGE will give these comments, but regardless it seems that Pokerstars does have a few detractors in the NJ political arena and this does not bode well for them.

As I said before, I think it is highly likely that Pokerstars will be approved and coming this fall NJ residents will once again see the familiar black spade logo on computer and mobile screens in the Garden State.

To read the letter click on the link below:

LETTER: PokerStars would harm Atlantic City market.

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  • Curtis Woodard

    It’s Red Spade, just fyi