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Treasure Island To Launch Subscription Poker Site

Highest-Level Membership Priced At $14.95 A Month


More than three years ago, Las Vegas’ Treasure Island Hotel & Casino was given an online gaming license by Nevada regulators. Though it never launched a real-money online poker site, the casino said this month that it will soon kick off a subscription poker platform.

The plan is to launch it this summer, the casino said in a press release. The platform, which will have daily tournaments, will be powered by a group called Strategy Entertainment.

The site will offer three membership levels, ranging from free to $14.95 a month.

Ruffin at the WSOPPlayers are “rewarded based on individual tournament performance,” the casino said. Prizes include cash and “resort prizes.” Gamers also can win entry to live poker events at the Strip casino, owned by billionaire businessman and high-stakes poker player Phil Ruffin.

“Thanks to our partnership with Strategic Entertainment, our customer base now has a secure and value-centered way to engage with Treasure Island, playing poker even when they can’t be on property,” Brian Conley, Director of Casino Marketing & Poker Operations, said in a statement.

Treasure Island has a seven-table live poker room. It’s one of 21 poker rooms on or around the Las Vegas Strip. The area is home to roughly 300 poker tables.

Silver State live and online poker tables raked a little over $118 million in 2015, which was a 1.57-percent decline compared to 2014’s $119.9 million. Poker revenue was $123.9 million in 2013.

The all-time high for Nevada poker was just under $168 million in 2007. Since that year, revenue has fallen year-over-year in all but one year. Calendar year 2013 had a 0.56-percent uptick compared to 2012.