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PokerStars approved for full launch in New Jersey

ATLANTIC CITY — The world’s largest Internet poker company has set up shop in New Jersey, hoping to give a boost to the nation’s largest online gambling market.

The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement approved PokerStars for full operations in New Jersey on Monday. The company’s software was available for download early Monday.

Monday’s full launch, following five days of supervised test play, marked the much anticipated re-emergence of the Internet poker giant, which stopped doing business in the United States in 2011.

For now, only PokerStars customers physically located within New Jersey’s borders will be able to use its platform to gamble online in the United States.

PokerStars is partnered with Resorts Casino Hotel.

The site, pokerstarsnj.com, is New Jersey’s 18th Internet gambling site.

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