An initiative launched last month to gain regulatory approval for shared player pools between Nevada online poker operators (see previous report) has received the final imprimatur of the Nevada Gaming Commission following a recommendation from the Nevada Gaming Control Board.
The application was made by WSOP.com operator Caesars Interactive Entertainment (CIE) and Treasure Island, which both have software agreements with 888.
Treasure Island has yet to launch, and will become the first skin on 888’s All American Poker Network (AAPN).
The approval cements 888’s leading position as an online poker software and network provider in both Nevada and Delaware, although it is not yet clear whether the Nevada decision might contribute to an interstate compact on shared player pools.
Earlier this year the governors of the two states, Jack Markell in Delaware and Brian Sandoval in Nevada, inked an agreement on the idea of shared player pools.