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3-state online poker pool to go live on May 1 for the first time


3 state online poker pool to go live on May 1 for the first time

Two poker brands of Caesars Interactive Entertainment, WSOP.com and 888Poker.com, have announced their plans of going live on 1 May in New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware.

In an interview given to the Associated Press, the company revealed that the Internet poker players would be able to play against each other from May 1. It is a long awaited move that has been made to expand online gambling.

It would be for the first time that three states will be linked to offer internet gambling which would allow player to play jointly.

Pennsylvania is also expecting to offer online gambling this summer but it has not been involved in the deal.

On Monday, Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board opened a 90-day application window for existing in-state casinos for applying to offer online games, poker and slot.

The process would allow casinos to pay $10 million for all the three licenses or $ 4 million apiece for one or more.

This move is aimed towards increasing the liquidity as more people playing online at the same time would lead to increased prize pools and it would also make the games more appealing.

"This is a huge collaborative effort from all who have been involved and it is very important to express our gratitude to the elected leadership and regulatory authorities in Delaware, Nevada and New Jersey for their dedication," said Bill Rini, WSOP.com head of online poker.

"Everyone has had the end user in mind throughout the entire process and this will give a big boost to online poker.