From North Jersey
Resorts Casino Hotel and The Rational Group, operator of PokerStars, the world’s largest online poker site, have reached an agreement to provide online gaming in New Jersey, the companies announced today.
The agreement links the first casino to open in Atlantic City with one of the biggest online gaming companies in the world. Meanwhile, Donald Trump wants in on the action, too:
“This is another blue chip partner for Resorts to complete a wonderful series of brands – Mohegan Sun, Margaritaville and now PokerStars,” said Morris Bailey, Resorts’ Company Chairman.
“Resorts is a fantastic partner for us and we are looking forward to launch PokerStars in the U.S. in association with the other quality brands Resorts has brought to Atlantic City,” said Mark Scheinberg, CEO of The Rational Group. “We are very happy to invest in New Jersey and we are excited about building a successful relationship with Resorts.”
Thoughts: This is subject to the approval of state regulators, of course.
As for Trump, daughter Ivanka tells Business Week that the Trumps also want in on the action.
If one is speculating – maybe Trump Plaza? Perhaps they would be pitching the Trump brand online, as opposed to Trump Taj Mahal, which has hooked up with Ultimate Gaming and that brand.