PokerStars.net has plans to build an incredible poker room in Atlantic City at Resorts Casino and Margritaville. They are expected to spend upwards of $10 Million to build a several thousand square foot room with all types bells and whistles. The new poke room will play host to all the POKERSTARS.net live poker tournaments in New Jersey.
In addition to construction workers that will be on site to build the new attraction, PokerStars.net plans to employ about 150 to 225 people in their North American office that will be based in Atlantic City, NJ. Resorts CEO Mark Giannantonio is excited about the opportunity to add a new attraction to his building, after all his numbers are significantly on the rise from all the great new features they have added in 2013.
One thing to keep in mind is that the project is 100% contingent upon receiving an online gaming license from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement aka NJDGE. Applications are expected to be approved early in November and there is a strong possibility the go live period could be the last week of November.
Resorts Casino is located on the boardwalk in Atlantic City, it’s the first casino to open back in 1976, the new ownership group has upgraded the entire building including a new hotel tower and brand new experiences in Land Shark Beach Grill and Margaritaville.
PokerStars.com poker room will try to become the number place with the most number of games and players in town, currently the Borgata is the number one place to play. The Borgata features all levels of betting schemes and games and has a surface parking lot just down from the poker which offers players easy access in and out of the massive room that has hosted events such as the World Series of Poker Circuit Events etc over the years.
If everything goes as planned and PokerStars.net is awarded a NJDGE License, construction will begin very quickly and the partnership is off to the races.
Currently online poker is not legal in the USA, many of these companies are located in Caribbean locations like Costa Rica, Antigua etc