PokerStars hope to return to US market by Autumn 2015

Discussion in 'General Mobile Betting Discussion' started by Sebastian, Apr 1, 2015.

  1. Sebastian

    Sebastian Administrator Staff Member

    PokerStars was the largest online poker room in the world before the events Black Friday saw it banished from the United States poker market for the past 4 years. When PokerStars were sold to Amaya Gaming last year, many saw it as an opportunity for the company to distance itself from its past transgressions. That certainly appears to have been the case following an an announcement by David Baazov, chairman and CEO of Amaya Gaming, stating that he hopes PokerStars will reenter the US poker market again in the second half of 2015.

    According to Baazov, PokerStars are midway through their application to gain a gambling license in New Jersey. This would see PokerStars join 888 and PokerStars in an already crowded NJ market place. Both PartyPoker and 888 have struggled to attract the numbers of players necessary to make it an profitable venture so it will be interesting to see whether the internet poker giant will have more success.

    Baazov also mentioned that PokerStars are lobbying for online poker to be legalised in the states of California and Pennsylvania.

    The good new is US-based mobile players can still play for real-money at any of these sites
  2. Terry W

    Terry W Member

    companies are already exiting the new jersey marketplace because the player base just isn't large enough to support a fully functional poker room. this is just going to further fragment the player base and make it harder to fill tables.
  3. seamus

    seamus Member

    if pokerstars are allowed reenter the united states then it's good bye to party poker and 888. they're already struggling to make a profit there. within a year pokerstars will have a monopoly in those states as more and more poker rooms full out.
  4. Sebastian

    Sebastian Administrator Staff Member

    Gambling sites like DraftKings have begun to run into legal difficulties in many parts of the USA so I think it is unlikely we will see PokerStars reentering the U.S. poker market anytime in the near future unfortunately.
  5. Sebastian

    Sebastian Administrator Staff Member

    PokerStars have now returned to the USA but only to the state of New Jersey.
  6. Sebastian

    Sebastian Administrator Staff Member

    It looks like PokerStars will be banned from entering the California poker market for 5 years because they continued to offer real money poker in the State after UIGEA.

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