888 Poker is making a deal with Ceasars that could have long-lasting effects for its stake in the U.S. poker market.
It also stands to reach not only in the states where online poker is currently legal but into additional states as well as legalization spreads.
Let’s see what’s in store for the U.S.’s poker players!
What is 888 Poker? WSOP?
888 has a poker site that operates under Caesars in New Jersey, called 888 Poker. It is operated alongside their casino and sportsbooks options.
888 will now be providing the platform for the World Series of Poker (WSOP). WSOP is the only legal poker site in the U.S. that allows you to play against players from different states. As of now, these states only include New Jersey, Delaware, and Nevada.
Who is 888?
888 is an online casino giant that hasn’t yet become a giant in the U.S. Their website is operated by Caesars casino in Atlantic City. (All New Jersey online casinos must have a physically-based partner).
As a long-time online casino platform developer, 888 designs their own platform.
888 also has poker a poker site – along with sports betting – which you can choose from their casino webpage.
The word from 888
Speaking on behalf of 888, their U.S. head Yaniv Sherman said, “We are excited at the prospect of adding new states to our unique interstate poker network in 2021 and beyond, which we believe would drive a significant increase in liquidity for poker players on the 888 platform. Our extended relationship will also enable 888 to gain a presence in new US states following the required regulatory approvals, which presents an important opportunity in our long-term development strategy for the market.”
What can we expect in the future?
This furtherance and deepening of the partnership between Caesars and 888 mean a few things. Most immediately it will mean a face-lift for the WSOP platform. And you can expect improved speed and better user experience alongside that.
This also signals 888’s intention to expand its presence in the U.S. 888 is a worldwide online casino giant, but it has not had tremendous success in New Jersey.
If 888 wants to lure players away from other casinos, they’ll be offering better and better deals. That’s always good news for gamblers on the hunt for better deals!
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