The Rational Groupon which is the owner of PokerStars & Full Tilt Poker has come to an agreement with Resorts Casino & Hotel of Atlantic City, NJ. The deal was announced on Wednesday with Morris Bailey who is the Chairman of Resorts having the following to say about the deal.
This is another blue chip partner for Resorts to complete a wonderful series of brands—Mohegan Sun, Margaritaville and now PokerStars.
This deal seems as though it was crafted and struck at the eleventh hour just as PokerStars agreement to buy the Atlantic Club Casino in AC was officially struck down in court.
This deal is still pending as it will need to be approved by the relevant New Jersey gaming authorities.
If the agreement is approved New Jersey could be the first US state to open back up to PokerStars & Full Tilt Poker.
Mark Scheinberg, CEO of The Rational Group had the following to say about the deal.
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. We are very happy to invest in New Jersey and we are excited about building a successful relationship with Resorts.
Other notable partnerships were announced as well with Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa partnering up with Bwin.Party. The four casinos owned by Caesars Entertainment have signed on with 888 Holdings while Trump Taj Mahal Casino just partnered with Ultimate Gaming.