Closeted skeletons complicate the legalization of online gambling

Here’s one challenge for states trying to create legal online gambling industries: Many of the companies that know best how to run Internet gambling operations have closets full of skeletons. Regulators in New Jersey will soon show how forgiving they’re willing to be, when they consider whether to approve a deal announced this week by PokerStars to run an online poker operation in partnership with Resorts Casino Hotel, a struggling Atlantic City casino.