The parent company of the PokerStars gambling web site says it has reached a deal with Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City to offer Internet gambling in New Jersey once it becomes legal later this year.

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But Wednesday's announcement raised another big question: whether PokerStars plans to continue its court battle to try to buy The Atlantic Club Casino Hotel, in which it thus far has been rebuffed. An appeals court ruled Monday the Atlantic Club can seek a new buyer even as the court battle continues.

Mark Scheinberg, CEO of The Rational Group, says the company is excited about investing in New Jersey.

But his prepared statement made no mention of plans regarding The Atlantic Club, and a spokesman did not immediately return messages seeking comment Wednesday.


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