LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM and NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Feb 25, 2014) - As the only online internet gaming service provider live in Delaware and Nevada, 888, or the Group (LSE: 888), one of the world's most popular online gaming entertainment and solutions providers, welcomes today's historic announcement of an interstate compact between the states of Delaware and Nevada, whereby poker liquidity can be pooled. This is an important strategic development in regulating the US online gaming market and will lead to an enhanced gaming experience for poker players.
Through the Group's All American Poker Network ("AAPN") joint venture with Avenue Capital, the World Series of Poker (WSOP) brand was launched in Nevada in September 2013 using 888's gaming platform and technology. iGaming was launched in Delaware in November 2013 with poker, casino game tables and casino slots under the Group's contract with the Delaware Lottery to be the primary vendor team, along with Scientific Games Corporation, using 888's gaming platform and technology.
Brian Mattingley, Chief Executive Officer of 888, said, "This pooling compact will help 888 and its partners deliver a world-class gaming experience to poker players in Delaware and Nevada given we are the only operator live in both, vindicating our approach to launch in all regulating states. We are grateful to both states for their continued steadfast commitment to regulating our industry. We look forward to additional states entering into such interstate agreements."