PokerStars will return to the United States of America on the 21st of March as it confirmed the date of its New Jersey launch.

PokerStars, the world’s largest online poker platform with more than 100 million registered customers, ceased US operations in 2011, however was awarded a licence by New Jersey’s regulator in October 2015.

PokerStars will undergo testing by state regulators before its debut.

David Baazov, Amaya’s chairman and chief executive, said: “PokerStars is the global leader in online poker and trusted by its customers for its robust and innovative technology, world-class security and game integrity,”

“We are honoured and excited to now bring these experiences to New Jersey.”

PokerStars tried to gain a licence in New Jersey on two occasions in 2013, however, the state’s Division of Gaming Enforcement suspended the company for up to two years, citing legal problems involving some company executives, including an unresolved indictment against its founder.

The company also tried to buy the Atlantic Club Casino, but the deal fell apart and the casino shut down in January 2014.