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PokerStars Plans $10m Poker Room in Atlantic City
As soon as PokerStars gets its New Jersey gaming license it's building a brand new $10m poker room at Resorts Casino Hotel a spokesman for the casino says.
PokerStars' partner for its online gaming ventures in New Jersey, Resorts Casino spokesman William J. Pascrell III told Press of Atlantic City the project is ready to go as soon as the paperwork comes through.
“As soon as the license is in hand, they’re ready to start building,” Pascrell said. “It will be the PokerStars poker room at Resorts.”
“PokerStars is committed to investing significant resources to put in a brand new poker room at Resorts Casino Hotel.
"In addition to the poker room, they are committed to driving traffic to Atlantic City through their marketing.”
Plans for North American Headquarters?
The $10m room will be Resorts Casino's return to live poker after closing its previous room down in 2010.
Pascrell also suggested PokerStars plans to establish its North American headquarters for online poker in New Jersey once its license is secured.
Up to 400 jobs could be created, Pacrell says, between the initial systems installations and the headquarters, depending on the success of intrastate compacts to share player pools.
Critics have speculated PokerStars may have a hard time being approved for a New Jersey license based on its run-in with the U.S. Department of Justice but as part of its settlement it admitted no guilt or wrongdoing, opening the door to apply for US licenses where possible.
Read the full piece at Press of Atlantic City here.