Robust online gaming partnership between 888 and Pennsylvania land-based casino
03 May 2015
It seems that every casino based in Pennsylvania is a potential player when it comes to online gambling. It will surely be the case once the online gaming bill has been legalised and passed through state legislation. Online gaming operator 888 definitely sees the growth potential as they recently affirmed their partnership deal with land- based casino Mount Airy Casino Resorts, in providing online gaming services in the US state of Pennsylvania. The state of Pennsylvania does not allow online gaming at the moment, however numerous bills have been introduced and presented to the state in an effort to be regulated.
Should the state of Pennsylvania pass the legislation bill, regulating online gambling, 888 as online gaming operator and deal recipient, land-based casino operator Mount Airy, would be allowed to offer online gaming and poker services to the state of Pennsylvania. The agreement would also include online gaming operator to utilise Mount Airy’s interactive gaming licence to launch the 888- branded website in the state of Pennsylvania.
The deal was brokered though the All American Poker Network, which forms a joint business venture between Avenue Capital Group and online gaming operator 888, which is actively operational in the regulated states namely Delaware, Nevada and New Jersey.
It is a known reality that Pennsylvania State Representatively, Thomas Murt have introduced a new bill in the hopes to ban online gaming and poker in the US state of Pennsylvania. His motives have clear grounds of anti-gambling, however his efforts would surely be drawn to a close as House Bill 1013 have been introduced to the state house of representatives and with 3 pro online gaming bills in place, it seems favourable that online gaming would be legalised. State Representatives, Tine Davis, John Payne and Nick Miccarelli have submitted bills to the state in favour of online gaming.
While it’s evidently clear that major big names in the online gaming industry are in the process of making strategic deals with various land-based Casinos within the state of Pennsylvania to secure their positioning and possible partnerships, one such robust partnership in the making is that of Bwin.party and Parx Casinos. Caesars is one of most prominent land-based casino companies in the United States iGaming community and will almost certainly push for interstate online gaming to be available, once regulated. There will be stiff competition for positioning in the online gaming market.