Originally Posted by Davidjohnedge
Real question is what does this mean exactly. Anyone know more info on this? Or are we all waiting to hear more. So many questions.
Pokerstars will be in NJ with NJ players alone. They will be ring fenced from international pools, and they have no options in NV or DE*.
That said, gaining license in NJ makes it, in my opinion, awful hard to deny them a license in other jurisdictions if/when they move forward with legislation.
*DE has an exclusive deal with 888, so there will be no Pokerstars there while that deal is in place. NV has bad actors language that keeps Pokerstars out until at least 2018. NV may choose to amend that statute before then, or may not.
This is probably the end of the line for 'bad actors' and 'tainted assets' arguments, however. It seems to me that trying to deny a company licensed in the US from operating in a state where it is legal to do so runs afoul of the dormant commerce clause.