Online gambling analysts have been disappointed with the sluggish growth of the United States online poker industry. Many experts hope that allowing PokerStars to return to the United States would help boost profitability. Jeff Ifrah, an attorney that specializes in Internet gambling law, said that the market can’t grow without PokerStars.
Ifrah and many other online gambling experts have stated that many players are familiar with the PokerStars brand name. They will be more likely to enter the online gambling market if they can play with an established company that offers a high quality product.
Both industry leaders and politicians will probably listen to Ifrah’s arguments. He has extensive experience as an online gambling attorney. He has represented Full Tilt Poker, PokerStars, the Interactive Gaming Council and other organizations that provide online gambling services.
Ifrah’s opinion is supported by numerous polls from the Poker Players Alliance and other online gaming experts These surveys have shown that players have a higher opinion of PokerStars than any of the other online gambling providers. A recent poll conducted by the PPA found that 95% of California residents feel that the state gaming regulator should allow PokerStars to offer online poker.
Many online gaming experts argue that the online poker provider is fighting an uphill battle. It violated the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006, which means that it is ineligible to offer services in states with bad actors clauses. However, Ifrah said that those bad actors clauses clearly violate the Constitution. He is confident that PokerStars can fight them in court and receive an online gambling license.