PokerStars made a big splash with a much-talked-about launch in New Jersey yesterday, marking the online poker giant’s return to operating within the U.S. after a nearly five-year-long absence. It also made waves with a more low-key announcement, namely that it would be increasing rake in its shared liquidity market. I found the coincidence unsettling, and the latter announcement quite disturbing. Thus, I felt the need to pen an op-ed calling for action. As I’m a big PokerStars fan and supporter, it’s with much hope for this message to be heard and taken to heart that I click Publish.
The titanic vessel that is PokerStars will finally make landfall at at the United States after five long years. The destination? New Jersey. Licensed and regulated, PokerStars NJ is ready to roll. The question is: will they succeed? The marketing experts with boatloads of cash to spend will have their best promotions in place. Americans can rejoice, as they don’t even need to live in New Jersey to play. They just have to be located there. This op-ed examines the potential extent of PokerStars in the Garden State.
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Fans of online poker are hoping that it gets legalized and regulated soon in Pennsylvania. Once that happens, inevitably, online poker rooms will start promoting heavily. It’s likely that some might consider offering sponsorship deals to poker players who live in the Keystone State. With that in mind, have a look at our list of 5 players who ought to be considered for online poker room sponsorship.
There are lots of different online poker rooms to choose from and it’s important that you select the one that will give you the best, most enjoyable playing experience. With that said, there’s a checklist of basic requirements that your online poker room ought to meet. If it doesn’t, then you ought to find yourself a new place to play poker online. Have a look at our list of 5 reasons you should leave your online poker room.