PokerStars-AGA showdown in Atlantic City postponed (LVRJ) March 13, 2013 at 12:01 pm Howard Stutz, Las Vegas Review-Journal The New Jersey Casino Control Commission postponed a vote Wednesday that could allow the American Gaming Association to participate in the licensing case of PokerStars purchase of a failing Atlantic City casino. PokerStars’ parent company, The Rational Group of Isle of Man, wants to buy the Atlantic Club in move that would allow the online gaming giant to enter New Jersey’s Internet gambling market. Commission spokesman Daniel Heneghan said the matter would be taken up at a later date. “The American Gaming Association’s petition to participate in a hearing on the Rational Group’s application for interim casino authorization has been adjourned,” Casino Control Commission Chairman Matthew Levinson said in a statement. “Additional time is needed for the consideration of this matter.” A week ago, the Washington, D.C.-based American Gaming Association entered into the licensing debate for PokerStars and called the company a “criminal enterprise for many years.” PokerStars attorneys filed a response Monday, said the American Gaming Association was orchestrating a “thinly veiled anti-competitive campaign” to keep new ownership out of the market. Contact reporter Howard Stutz at email@example.com or 702-477-3871. Follow @howardstutz on Twitter.