PokerStars is conducting a survey to find out how popular online poker is among the residents of New Jersey.
The survey, which comprises simple questions, seeks to find out more about the betting habits of New Jersey residents and their feelings and opinions towards online poker in general and its online poker products in particular.
Two of these questions are, “On a scale of 0 – 10 how likely would you be to recommend PokerStars to a friend or colleague?” and “If online casino games were licensed and regulated in New Jersey, how likely would you be to play these online?”
Two of the questions are phrased in a similar manner, and readers would be interested to note the similarity between “How likely would you be to play online poker with PokerStars if they were granted a license to offer online poker in New Jersey?” and another question with Full Tilt Poker replacing PokerStars.
Recently PokerStars got into a partnership deal with Resorts Casino Hotel in order to launch online gambling services in New Jersey; however, it will have to attend some tough hearings before that can happen.
The Rational Group, PokerStars’ parent company, has signed a deal with Resorts Casino Hotel in order to launch online gambling products in New Jersey. Morris Baily, chairman for Resorts Casino, said: “This is another blue chip partner for Resorts to complete a wonderful series of brands—Mohegan Sun, Margaritaville, and now PokerStars.” The agreement will be brought into effect only New Jersey regulators approve of it.
The Mohegan Gaming Advisors, who control The Mohegan Sun in Margaritaville and Connecticut, manages Resorts Casino and Hotel, which is located in Atlantic City. Launched in 1978, Resorts Casino is the first US casino to be located outside Nevada.
Recently, Rational Group also confirmed that Full Tilt Poker will be re-branded as Full Tilt Gaming so that it can offer real money online casino games along with real money poker. The company also confirmed that PokerStars will continue as a poker-only site.
In September 2012, The Rational Group rubbished rumors that PokerStars would launch an online sportsbook and an online casino based on its 2011 survey results. According to a PokerStars spokesperson, the company conducts surveys regularly “on a wide array of subjects to better understand their attitudes and activities.”
According to a survey conducted by the Poker Players’ Association (PPA) in 2013, the residents of New Jersey are in full support of PokerStars.