888 Holdings, the licensed online poker platform provider for Nevada is all set to formally launch its poker brand, and is only waiting for the official approval of the Nevada Gaming Control Board. The 888Poker release in Nevada is through Caesars Interactive Entertainment and Treasure Island.
Actually, Caesars announced earlier this month that its Internet-based poker offering would be beta-tested at its World Series of Poker (WSOP) website. In line with this, they are seeking the assistance of Nevada residents by joining the WSOP beta test program. The announcement included an invitation to Nevada poker players, who are at least 21 years of age, to become part of the WSOP beta test program and be among the firsts to play on its online poker platform.
WSOP.com will serve as the website for Caesar’s 888Poker brand; but the site still has to announce its official launching of a real-money online poker offering. The Nevada Gaming Commission’s approval of the 888Poker software will come, after the live-testing phase passes the judgment of the Nevada Gaming Control Board.
Under Nevada’s regulatory set up, the Gaming Control Board is in charge of enforcing Nevada’s regulatory laws and has the right to inspect new games as well as investigate and conduct critical testing of any computer-driven device. The objective is to make sure that licensed gaming establishments observe and maintain fair play in their operations. The Nevada Gaming Commission, on the other hand, is in charge of evaluating and verifying the qualifications of the license applicants before granting the appropriate gaming license.