New Jersey Prepares Rule To Allow For Celebrity Poker Players

Avatar Updated on January 2, 2016

poker celebritiesIt has recently been discovered that a rule change that had been in the works in New Jersey for some time is finally set for approval in February 2016. This rule, one that would allow online gambling sites across New Jersey to hire celebrities to play for emotional purposes is something that online gambling sites have been looking forward to.

According to a report from Press of Atlantic City, the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement will put a final improvement approval on it after a public comment period is completed.

After the rule change is active casinos will be able to endorse celebrities to play directly for them. This could be either through funding their account, allowing them to retain winnings or through direct payment methods.

Revenue from online poker last month was nearly 2.8% less than the previous year. It has brought in roughly $19.8 million compared to the $25.1 million in online poker revenue from the previous year.

By allowing casinos to offer more in their relationships with celebrity players for promotional purposes, state officials hope to see numbers rise in the coming year.

New Jersey understands that a lot needs to be done in order to receive the maximum amount of revenue from its gambling venues.

This fall, New Jersey also handed a license to PokerStars and Full Tilt. PokerStars is currently the world’s largest online poker site, and it also has the largest amount of sponsored pro players out of any other company. New Jersey wants to make sure that poker stars has all the resources necessary to legally provide for their professional players in whatever way they would like.

As we continue to move forward in the modern poker economy, it is important for states to adapt and change as needed. New Jersey is clearly willing to do this, and it would be good for other states to catch on and follow the trend. While each of these laws passed may seem meticulous at best, each new online gambling law brings us closer to the gambling freedom that many other countries already possess.

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