Casino video poker site to buy land-based casino

An online video poker site has recently filed papers to purchase a casino.

Rational Group, the online video poker powerhouse responsible for the likes of Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars, says it has signed a deal to purchase the Atlantic Club Casino in United States gambling hot spot Atlantic City.

The move will be the first online casino games company to own a land-based casino ever.

Although the buy has not yet been finalised, representatives from Rational have said that they are optimistic about a confirmation of sale soon.

The move will secure the employment of over 2 000 Atlantic Club Casino employees and boost the area’s economy, Rational Group said.

The news was announced on 15 January last week.