Full Tilt Launch In New Jersey Greatly Exaggerated

Full Tilt Launch In New Jersey Greatly ExaggeratedIn 1897, Mark Twain was prematurely reported as dead, after which the American author and humorist famously said that the news of his death had been greatly exaggerated. This week, news of Full Tilt’s sudden return to New Jersy was likewise similarly exaggerated, but while Twain would live another 13 years after the surprise announcement, New Jersey residents will be hoping it doesn’t take that long before Full Tilt and PokerStars actually make their long awaited return to the Garden State.
The recent bout of premature excitement was caused by a mobile pop-up announcement alerting New Jersey residents that Full Tilt was now fully licensed and offering its product in the state’s regulated market. The message also directed players to download its new iOS software, and as an extract read:
“We are pleased to announce that we have a new version of our game software fully licensed by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, offering real-money gameplay on a regulated online gaming platform.”
Unfortunately, the “errant message” released was a glitch related to the license application process Amaya Gaming is currently involved in with the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE). Apparently, a bug in its update caused the real-money mobile poker app Full Tilt sent the DGE to be released to a number of New Jersey residents, and apologizing later to both the DGE and New Jersey residents, Full Tilt and PokerStars communications exec Eric Hollreiser, said:
“This was only a message alert – at no time was a real-money app available. No-one had the ability to play real-money games, nor register for the ability to play real money games on Full Tilt.”
Whilst the New Jersey residents inconvenienced by the announcement were obviously disappointed by the glitch, it has at least sparked some optimism that this incident indicates both Full Tilt and PokerStars are getting ever closer to an actual launch in New Jersey.

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