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Finally! Nearly five years after the bitter and demoralizing events of Black Friday (in April 2011), PokerStars will return to U.S. soil when they officially launch PokerStars New Jersey on March 21st. The site will only be open to New Jersey residents only and they will not be able to play with the global pool of players. PokerStars NJ will now compete with other legal gaming entities in New Jersey like 888poker, WSOP.com, Borgata Poker, and Party Poker.

Welcome to NJ PokerStars!
Welcome back to New Jersey, PokerStars!!

I never thought I would see the day that PokerStars would return to America. And who would have thought it would be New Jersey of all places. Yes, the home state to Bruce Springsteen, The Sopranos and the New Jersey Devils, will now be the first-state to welcome back PokerStars after the site was shuttered in the wake of Black Friday in April 2011.

 

New Jersey is historically known as “The Garden State,” which is a hideous inside joke among locals and anyone who has driven along the New Jersey Turnpike and had to hold their noses when they passed by all of the chemical plants. But for the first time in a very long time, New Jersey will be transformed into the Garden of Eden for poker players jonesing to play on PokerStars software once again.

 

Amaya Gaming, which owns PokerStars, announced that they would be open for business with PokerStarsNJ.com on March 21st. They will start Beta-testing in mid-March. New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) authorized Amaya to operate both PokerStars and Full Tilt brands within its borders. No news on whether or not the Full Tilt skin will be launched at all in NJ.

David Baazov, Amaya CEO

PokerStars is the global leader in online poker and trusted by its customers for its robust and innovative technology, world-class security and game-integrity. We are honored and excited to now bring these experiences to New Jersey. We're also thankful to Morris Bailey and the fine team at Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City and look forward to a successful collaboration.

Springsteen and Sopranos
New Jersey is most known for the music of Bruce Springsteen and the mafia mooks from Tony Soprano's crew in North Jersey...

Amaya and PokerStars is teaming up with Resorts Casino on the New Jersey Boardwalk to run promotions and eventually host the return of some sort of incarnation of the defunct North American Poker Tour, which had a brief existence in 2010-11 before it closed up shop after Black Friday.

 

Sadly, the launch of PokerStars in New Jersey means that the player pool is intrastate only. They will not be able to play against the global pool of players, and will not be able to participate in mega-events like The Sunday Million, WCOOP, and SCOOP. However, much like with PokerStars France, the players in New Jersey will be treated to their own events catered solely to themselves.

 

At least some PokerStars promotions will be available in New Jersey, like the high-popular addition of Spin & Bet tournaments and the “Sunday Special.” Also, PokerStars NJ will be available on all platforms including desktop, tablet, and mobile devices. In addition, PokerStars NJ will also give players access to their casino games like video poker, blackjack, slots, and baccarat.

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The World Series of Poker issued a statement today to recognize Australian pro Robert Campbell as the 2019 WSOP Player of the Year and not Daniel Negreanu. They incorrectly awarded 2019 WSOP POY to Daniel Negreanu at the conclusion of the WSOP Europe because of a error in their database. After an investigation, the WSOP discovered Negreanu got awarded POY points in an event he did not cash. Campbell wins the 2019 WSOP POY with Shaun Deeb finishing in second place and Negreanu finishing in third place.

Friday November 8, 2019 at 2:58 am
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Tuesday November 5, 2019 at 3:02 am
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Monday November 4, 2019 at 8:20 pm
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Friday November 1, 2019 at 12:15 am
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Thursday October 31, 2019 at 2:01 am
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Friday October 25, 2019 at 10:32 pm
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Chin Wei Lim, a high roller from Malaysia, won his first WSOP bracelet with a victory in WSOP Europe Event #12 €100,000 Diamond High Roller. Chin Wei Lim defeated Jean-Noel Thorel heads up to win the bracelet and €2,172,104. Phil Ivey went deep with an eighth-place finish. Earlier in the week, Lim took second in the €250K Super High Roller.

Wednesday October 23, 2019 at 9:55 pm
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Wednesday October 23, 2019 at 12:32 am
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Tuesday October 22, 2019 at 1:45 am
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Action at the 2019 WSOP Europe continued at the King's Casino in RozVegas. Espen Sandvik outlasted a mixed games final table that included Jeff Madsen and Phil Hellmuth to win WSOPE Event #5 €2,500 8-Game Mix for €75,246. Siamak Tooran outlasted a field of 111 players to win WSOP Europe Event #6 €25,500 Short Deck High Roller NL for a score worth €740,996. Tomas Fara from the Czech Republic outlasted 377 runners and won WSOPE Event #7 €1,100 Turbo Bounty Hunter NL for €59,904. Meanwhile, Greece's Vangelis Kaimakamis faded 766 players to win WSOPE Event #3 €1,350 Mini Main Event for €167,056.

Friday October 18, 2019 at 9:38 pm
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Thursday October 17, 2019 at 7:33 pm
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