Jake Banks | 25 May 2018

888 Opens online poker to New JerseyNew Jersey is the latest State to join the Interstate Poker Network, making it possible for more online players to join in the fun and play for real money.

888 Holdings; a leader in the online gaming world, confirmed on the first of May that New Jersey would be joining the online Poker liquidity pool. This means New Jersey can now enjoy cash games and compete with their counterparts in Nevada and Delaware. It widens the pool for online players, and extends their options, increasing the amount they can win with every new player that joins the game.

New State On The Block

The State of New Jersey is now the third US State nationally regulated in terms of online gaming, and there are sure to be more to follow.

Players from Delaware, Nevada and New Jersey can now all compete together in the various tournaments and in online formats of their choosing, through the unique proprietary platform. Nevada and Delaware have been sharing poker liquidity across the Interstate Network since 2015, so they are well versed in its benefits.

888’s partners in the US include Caesars with WSOP, the All American Poker Network and the Delaware Lottery.

More Good News

Straddling the announcement of the newest State to join the profitable fray, the WSOP site made an announcement that sweetened the deal ever further. WSOP has said that players can now put their skills to the test and take part in one of the 3 States’ incredibly popular $100,000 Sunday Tournaments, adding to their available options.

A Significant Milestone

The New Jersey Gaming Enforcement Director David Rebuck said the State was happy that the process had been completed and implemented seamlessly. He said the agreement also opened up opportunities for players in other States to participate in the future. 

Chief Executive Officer for 888 Holdings Itai Frieberger said the launch of its Interstate Network was a significant step forward for the iGaming market in the United States. Mr. Frieberger went on to thank the regulators in all 3 States for starting the process and supporting the efforts to increasingly grow the Poker network and promote it across the correct channels.

WSOP’s Bill Rini, the head of the brand’s online gaming division, was equally thankful of the efforts all parties had made. He said it was only through a shared passion of the game that the momentous achievements could be reached.

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