Wynn Resorts now has an online partner for online poker in Nevada. According to reports on Cardplayer.com and other sources, the Wynn has signed a deal with 888 Holdings to provide online poker in Nevada.
The Wynn will be using the “All American Poker Network” for their site in the state. The AAPN is a collaboration between the Avenue Capital Group and 888. The Wynn will be the third casino in Nevada to have signed a deal with 888. Caesars Entertainment Corp and Treasure Island have both signed deal with the company.
In a statement released by 888 Holdings, CEO Brian Mattingley stated, “This is exactly the type of partnership we’ve envisioned when we formed AAPN with our partners in Avenue Capital.”
“Wynn’s market footprint and reputation will allow it to leverage our technology and products as it did so successfully in the land-based world.”
AAPN Executive Chairman David Licht was also delighted with the partnership, stating, “The platform and ancillary services AAPN will offer through 888, coupled with Wynn’s marquee brand, which is synonymous with quality and trust, will further establish our offering in the forming U.S. regulated online gaming market.”
This deal comes days after the launch of WSOP.com, the second legal online poker site to go live in Nevada. At present, just WSOP.com and Ultimate Poker service Nevada residents and guests.
The slow movement of the state to bring games online is threatening to force the state to play catch-up to both New Jersey and Delaware. Delaware is expected to bring its three racinos online in October and November is the “go live” date for Atlantic City casinos.
One major advantage with the Wynn partnering with 888 is the potential for future interstate compacts. Delaware has chosen 888 for their online poker partner, and Caesars run AC casino sites will be powered by 888. After all three states are live, we could quickly see the groundwork set for a unified 888 player pool.