The interstate poker network will be developed and operated by the international company 888.
US.- As the US updates its gaming legislation allowing further businesses to develop new offerings, the international company 888 revealed that it is installing an interstate poker network to connect operations from Nevada, Delaware and New Jersey, the three main states that have approved iGaming laws.
The strategic move follows last month’s statement by Caesars Interactive Entertainment, which will begin sharing online poker liquidity between the states via both its WSOP.com and 888Poker.com brands. As Delaware and Nevada have been sharing poker liquidity since 2015, the new business is expanding the network to New Jersey.
“The launch of the 888-powered interstate poker network is another significant milestone for the US igaming market,” said Itai Frieberger, chief executive of 888. “Poker players across all three regulated states can compete with each other through the 888 unique, proprietary platform.”
He added: “This is great news for customers and our partners and further demonstrates 888’s commitment and unique position in the regulated US online iGaming market.”
David Rebuck, director of the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, concluded: “We are pleased for the additional opportunities this agreement provides not only for online poker players in Nevada, New Jersey, and Delaware, but also for other states that may want to participate in the future.”