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Caesars Makes Move For New Jersey Internet Gaming

Report: Company Applies For Casino License In Garden State

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PokerStars made a strong play at getting a license for eventual New Jersey online poker, and now so has Caesars Entertainment Corp., according to the Press of Atlantic City.

Caesars, owner and operator of the World Series of Poker which takes place every year during the summer is Las Vegas, has applied for a New Jersey casino license that would eventually allow it to offer online gaming. The company is already licensed by the state of Nevada, but hasn’t yet begun its online business there. Caesars is headquartered in the Silver State, but also has properties elsewhere.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie legalized online gambling in February after a long struggle with state lawmakers to get the bill just right.

The two companies have sort of squared off already, as the American Gaming Association, which represents the commercial casino industry, filed a motion to try to block PokerStars from purchasing a casino.

Another company expected to be in the New Jersey equation is MGM Resorts International.

So far, only three states have legalized online gaming. Those include Nevada and New Jersey, and also Delaware. Online poker is not legal on a nationwide level.

For more on the story check out the reporting from the Press of Atlantic City, and stay tuned to Card Player for more coverage.

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