Sunday December 15,2013 :  SUSPENSION OF POKERSTARS LICENSE APPLICATION JUSTIFIED, SAYS LAWMAKER.
 
Former land casino exec turned politician says New Jersey's integrity must be maintained.
 
New Jersey Assemblyman Ralph Caputo – a former land casino exec – has spoken out in favour of the Division of Law Enforcement's decision to suspend the Pokerstars online gambling license application for up to two years unless changes are made at the online poker giant.
 
In a public statement released by his office, Caputo said:
 
“This is the right thing to do for the integrity of New Jersey’s gaming industry. PokerStars has a sordid history of criminal accusations, and we cannot risk New Jersey’s reputation as a place where gaming is enforced diligently."
 
“New Jersey is known for rigorous standard licensing practices. To allow a company like this one to come into New Jersey would be an insult to everyone who has gone under scrutiny to work or do business in the casino industry over the last 30 years,” Caputo claimed, showing a clear negative bias.