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Nevada Gives OK To Online Poker Network

WSOP, Treasure Island, 888 Looking To Form Network


An online poker network could soon be coming to the Silver State.

According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, a plan proposed Wednesday morning to the Gaming Control Board would see 888 Holdings “develop an inter-operator poker network that will include Caesars Interactive Entertainment’s and the planned online poker room from Treasure Island. A separate 888 poker room—connected to Treasure Island—would be the third site on the platform.”

The idea behind it is to increase the player pool for games in Nevada. Online poker sites need liquidity, so if players could log on via a Treasure Island-branded platform and compete against players on the WSOP site, it might cause more players statewide to sign up for either site. Poker players tend to seek out large tournament fields and a cash game scene that offers a plethora of choices. Currently, the WSOP site is averaging 160 cash game players, according to PokerScout.

The three-member state Gaming Control Board signed off on the idea. The five-member Gaming Commission will look at it later this month and likely confirm the approval.

The network could be similar to what Nevada and Delaware will run together when they finally link up. In February, the two state’s signed their historic agreement.

Treasure Island has not yet launched online poker, but it has been licensed by the Silver State.

In May, Nevada’s three operational online poker sites won $862,000 in rake.

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almost 5 years ago

I really getting tired of crappy NV Poker sites I can't wait until PokerStars returns cause I refuse to play on any NV Poker site.