The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) has fined Amaya Gaming Group, the owner and operator of the PokerStars, for providing gambling services for out of state players on its New Jersey website.

The investigations revealed that a software glitch paved the way for allowing users out of the border areas to play on the website.

“Having considered the findings of the Division’s investigation, and the factors in mitigation presented by PokerStars, and finding sufficient legal and factual support for the penalty therein, I hereby order a civil penalty of $25,000,” David Rebuck, Director of the DGE, said.

New Jersey is one of the three states that legalized the online gambling. Taking into account that three years ago, Amaya Gaming Group paid $5 billion for New Jersey gambling license, a fine of $ 25,000 will not cause damage to the financial situation of the company.

As a reminder, at the end of January, the New Jersey General Assembly issued a resolution calling on US President Donald Trump to withstand attempts to enter the United States government’s federal ban on online gambling. The resolution stressed that the federal prohibition would negatively impact New Jersey by dismantling the investments that the State and Atlantic City casinos have already made to implement online gambling.


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