Updated: May 15
I just got back from celebrating Mother's Day with my family and my son's soccer game to this super surprising news. Long time industry veteran and recent Stern Pinball collaborator through his Kapow Pinball brand, Joe Kaminkow posted the following message on his Facebook page:
Hey Pinball fans here’s the scoop- Jersey Jack has secured the license for Harry Potter for pinball- no waiting - no speculation - they locked it in
The message has since been deleted. I don't think that I've ever seen a manufacturer ever leak another company's secured license before (Edit: I guess that Spooky Pinball did when Stern swooped in and took the Godzilla license out from under them), but this seems pretty legit to me. Whether it's true or not remains to be seen, but in my personal opinion JJP most likely does have the Harry Potter license and the "He was Trolling" theory is dumb.
Back in February I speculated here that JJP has the Harry Potter license after a social media comment by Jack Guarnieri (link below) so this isn't the first time there's been smoke around this theory:
Jersey Jack Pinball...Two Down, One to Go. Harry Potter Coming Soon?