re: Poker & Pokerstars Denied New Jersey Gaming License?
Originally Posted by Blobweird123
If we are going to nitpick further, what does "in fact I believe" even mean? Either you believe it (opinion) or its fact. Not both lol
It's a fact that I not only disagree with you, I believe something completely different. I'm not sure why you are having so much trouble with that, maybe you're just leveling me for entertainment value, but whatever.
Did you read the headline to the link? Pretty sure it says Pokerstars lol. So umm yeah idk what to think about you arguing it with a link that says what I believe.
It says Rational Group has entered into an agreement with Resorts Casino. It's the opening line, didn't you read it?
Look . . . . .
NJ allows a full suite of online games
Casino games are far more profitable than is poker
Casino games are not dependent upon player liquidity
Full Tilt is being expanded into casino games (http://pokerfuse.com/news/poker-room-news/confirmed-full-tilt-to-expand-into-casino-style-games-16-07/)
Rational Group owns the Full Tilt property (http://www.rationalgroup.com/about-us/brands/fulltilt/)
Rational Group has partnered with Resorts Casino in New Jersey (http://www.pokernews.com/news/2013/07/pokerstars-partners-with-resorts-club-casino-15870.htm)
Rational Group has applied for an internet gaming license in New Jersey
Now, add all that together and the logical conclusion is we will see Full Tilt with a full suite of games in New Jersey, should Rational Group get it's internet gaming license. Does that mean we won't see Pokerstars? No, not at all. But what I believe is that players who are so hung up on seeing Pokerstars return to the US are missing what should be an obvious angle shot here. It's no coincidence that they would expand Full Tilt to casino games after seeking a gaming license in NJ.
Overall, which would Pokerstars rather enter the US as? PS which has wayyy more history of being the bigger and better company, or FTP which has had a lot of turmoil and not as many registered players? I'd think they'd go with PS all day every day hands down no question. But you can in fact believe what you will.
I get that players are all focused on Pokerstars and Pokerstars alone. But you seem to ignore that igaming in NJ is more than poker, and while we will probably see the Pokerstars brand, it's the full casino suite that they can offer with Full Tilt that will be the most profitable.