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Nevada Takes Another Step Closer To Online Poker Return

Written By: Maya Michaels | April 11, 2013 | Posted In Poker News

The second anniversary of Black Friday is just two days away now, but one state in particular is going all out to try and get legalised online poker up and running again as soon as possible, with Nevada being the state in question.

Caesars Interactive Entertainment and 888 Holdings have been in partnership for a number of years now, but the pair have been looking to expand into the American online poker market in conjunction with the World Series of Poker. Caesars were granted their licence in December last year, while 888 received their licence last month.

Nevada residents are now being invited to sign-up to the World Series of Poker website, WSOP.com, to test the new software in readiness for when online poker gets the go ahead to resume. A statement on the WSOP.com web page reads, “By joining the WSOP.com beta program you will be among the first players to experience the WSOP.com online poker platform.”

The website will be maintained by WSOP.com and Caesars, with 888 providing the software. No date has officially been set for when real money online poker will be played again in Nevada, but this move of inviting Nevada players who are aged 21 or over to test the software is surely a good one.

Two years without online poker is a long time, especially for all those people that make their living from playing poker online. But that glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel just got that little bit brighter with the news today, and who knows by the end of the year, or sooner, online poker will be legalised in many more American states besides Nevada and the events of Black Friday can be put to bed once and for all.

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