PokerStars Cuts Deal with Resorts Casino Hotel  to Bring Online Poker to New Jersey

The Rational Group has come to an agreement with Resorts Casino Hotel to provide online gaming in New Jersey, the companies announced Wednesday.

“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 Casino and Hotel, a property on the Atlantic City boardwalk, is managed by Mohegan Gaming Advisors, which also controls The Mohegan Sun in Connecticut and Margaritaville. Resorts Casino was founded in 1978, the first ever casino in the US outside of Nevada.

The agreement is pending approval by the New Jersey regulatory authorities.

“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.”

PokerStars previously entered an agreement with the Atlantic Club Casino, but the deal fell through.

Casinos in New Jersey filed partnership details with New Jersey regulators at the end of June to ensure they will be considered for the go-live date of online gaming in the state. Full applications are required by July 29.