There’s no doubt that if you’re a poker player, you’re probably buzzing with excitement these days. In fact, you’re already aware the WSOP went live with Tri-State poker on May 1st. Moments after their partner 888 confirmed they’re also jumping on the bandwagon!
On May 14th, Itai Frieberger chief executive at 888 commented. “The launch of the 888-powered interstate poker is another significant milestone for us. Players across all 3 states can compete with each other through the 888 unique, platform. This is great news for our customers and partners and shows our commitment and unique position in the US.”
888 is indeed in a unique position and could become one of the market leaders!
As you know, there’s been a lot of legislative changes in NJ lately. In fact, tri-state poker is only one of the changes that could help 888 straighten their position in the US. Indeed, Sports Betting is now 100% legal, and it’s merely a question of time until punters can bet online. What’s more, is that unlike other operators, 888 already has a successful sportsbook in Europe. 888 also recently enhanced its casino offer recently by adding NetEnt games. Which means their product is now more competitive than ever.
All and all, we think their expertise and their extensive product range will help the company. What’s more is that other states are rumored to legalized gambling. In fact, many hope that Pennsylvania will soon offer interstate poker too.
Slow and steady could win the race!
Until now 888 and its partner Caesar are operating in the shadow of the giant Golden Nugget Casino. But things could change! Well, that is unless Golden Nugget uses the expertise of Betfair who also operates a non-proprietary poker network and a proprietary sportsbook in Europe.
Let’s see what the future holds and if the changes mean a new leader emerges!