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PokerStars Looking to Move into Nevada

25 March 2011 by admin

While things in New Jersey seem to have stalled and Iowa cannot make up its mind, Nevada seems very determined in their course. How determined? Determined enough to snag the attention of the online poker giant PokerStars, who has made significant moves in the last week to position themselves for entrance into the potential Nevada online gambling scene.

Those significant moves can be broken down into two different moves. The first of which was to hire two big names from the Nevada gaming sphere: former Nevada Gaming Control board member Randall Sayre and former Nevada assembly speaker Richard Perkins. Both of these fine gentlemen have proven themselves in the gambling arena; and both have shown on more than one occasion that they stand on the side of Nevada moving into the online gambling sphere even if the United States is not ready on a federal level.

Hiring Sayre and Perkins to be consultants is likely to signify that PokerStars is positioning themselves to be ready to move into the Nevada online gambling market should it open up. “I see Internet gaming as the next extension of how Nevada reinvents itself. This is the growth vehicle for the gaming industry worldwide,” Perkins said. Sayre also had to comment on their hiring and on PokerStars interest in the Nevada market: “We can stand on the beach and let it wash over us, or we can recognize the potential economic opportunity for the state. PokerStars is a significant company that is looking to advance its agenda.”

The other big move on PokerStars’ part was to announce a “strategic relationship” with Wynn resorts. Wynn has a large foothold in Vegas, and a partnership with them would give PokerStars a good foothold in the online poker market should the online poker bill go through in Nevada and brick and mortar casinos find themselves on the hunt for online poker portals to partner with. While I am sure there will be no shortage of portals for casinos to fight over, aligning with a major casino name was a good move on PokerStars’ part.

Both companies are excited about the potential their duo could bring. Should the Nevada bill go through PokerStars and Wynn Resorts would create a portal together called PokerStarsWynn.com with the intention of generating revenue and creating jobs. PokerStars chairman Amd Mark Scheinberg said, “We are excited about the opportunities that partnering with Wynn, a pioneering leader and innovator in gaming, will present for PokerStars in the United States.”

Sayre has a point in his beach analogy. Online poker and online gambling are coming like it or not, and while the US legislatures seem content to stand there with their mouths open waiting to be overtaken by a wave and scrambling, some states like Nevada are getting their surf boards out and are looking to ride the wave. More power to them.

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