Mark your calendars, New Jersey -- PokerStars is coming

Mark your calendars, New Jersey -- PokerStars is coming

It's been nearly five years. Five years of hoping. Five years of waiting. Five years of anticipating the time I could write these words again:

PokerStars is back.

Just moments ago, PokerStars announced that it plans to launch in New Jersey on March 21 in partnership with Resorts Casino in Atlantic City, marking the first time in nearly five years that people living in America will have a chance to play for real money on the world's biggest online poker site.

pokerstars_new_jersey.jpg

Want to play on your desktop or laptop in New Jersey just like you once did? That's coming back.

Want to play on your tablet or phone? You'll now be able to do that, too.

If you were once a PokerStars player and want to play from New Jersey, you'll be eligible to use your old PokerStars screen name and regain your former VIP status just as soon as you come back.

Remember what Sundays used to be like? New Jersey will have its own Sunday Special to go along with all the other poker tournaments and games everyone remembers. What's more, for the first time, PokerStars players in New Jersey will be able to play Spin & Go tournaments as well as a wide variety of casino games.

"PokerStars is the global leader in online poker and trusted by its customers for its robust and innovative technology, world-class security and game-integrity. We are honored and excited to now bring these experiences to New Jersey," said David Baazov, Chairman and CEO of Amaya, PokerStars' parent company.

In September of last year, the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement authorized PokerStars and Full Tilt to operate in that state. PokerStars expects to run a testing period and beta period with a limited player base beginning in mid-March in the run-up to the full launch.

PokerStars is no stranger to the regulated gaming industry. It has licenses in more than a dozen jurisdictions. Worldwide, more than 100 million people have registered to play on the site. PokerStars is now set to bring its games and reputations back to the Garden State.

For more information, visit the brand new PokerStars New Jersey web site: www.pokerstarsnj.com.


is the PokerStars Head of Blogging.

Brad Willis
@BradWillis in PokerStars news