Final Regulatory Approval Paves the Way for 888 All American Poker Network in Nevada
The Nevada Gaming Commission (NGC) approved a plan late last week that would enable Nevada online poker operators to combine player pools.
Applications by Caesars Interactive Entertainment (CIE)—operator of WSOP.com—and Treasure Island were recommended for approval by the Nevada Gaming Control Board earlier this month.
Under the plan, the player pool at WSOP.com Nevada could be combined with Treasure Island when they eventually go live.
WSOP.com currently utilizes the 888poker software and Treasure Island has an agreement in place to use the 888 software.
Treasure Island was designated to become the first skin on 888’s All American Poker Network (AAPN).
Earlier this year Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval and Delaware Governor Jack Markell signed an agreement to allow for the sharing of player pools between internet gambling operators in both states.
The deal between Nevada and Delaware allows other states that approve online gaming and meet a minimum regulatory threshold to join in the sharing of player liquidity.
The approval granted by the NGC was the final regulatory step needed to make shared player liquidity in Nevada possible; however, it will not become a reality until Treasure Island or 888 itself launches online poker in the state.