Net Entertainment teams up with PokerStars New Jersey

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016 09:32

Net Entertainment announced that it had signed an agreement with technology company Amaya, which operates worldwide and owns the online poker brand PokerStars.

The software provider NetEnt confirmed that this deal involves the supply of desktop and mobile games for the PokerStars platform in the United States. In Europe, Amaya has already been a customer on Net Entertainment’s books.

“I am very pleased that we have been able to extend our successful partnership with Amaya’s extremely popular gaming brand PokerStars to also include the regulated online casino market in New Jersey,” said Björn Krantz, Managing at Net Entertainment Americas.

Sam Hobcraft, Director of Casino at Amaya, is equally enthusiastic about the developments and noted that “Integrating NetEnt’s top tier games will be an important part of developing into one of the leaders in online casino in New Jersey.”

As a result of this agreement, Net Entertainment will pursue a transactional waiver from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement. This waiver will allow Net Entertainment to launch operations with PokerStars, while the application for a full license remains in review status.

Recently, PokerStars released information concerning its launch date. According to PokerStars, the site, found under PokerStarsNJ.com, will accept real money wagers from the 21st of March.

This development comes after NetEnt announcing partnership with other New Jersey-based casino companies, including bwin.party, Golden Nugget, Resorts Casino and Caesars Interactive Entertainment.