888 launches its online casino and poker rooms in the United States
December 21, 2013
888 Holdings is being one of the most important gambling operators in the United States only a few weeks after the holding launched the beta version online on November 26th; the state of New Jersey was the first one to make sure that everything was ready for the great opening. At the same time, the company has been having one of its best years during 2013 with several partnerships that are leading 888 to the top of hill in the online gambling industry. Optimal Payments, one of the most relevant online payment providers also known as the parent company of Neteller, extended its partnership with 888 Holdings Plc to provide payment services for the licensed online gaming markets in several of the US states. All American Poker Network AAPN, joint venture between 888 and Avenue Capital Group, were both the leaders to open the online gaming market in New Jersey; Joel Leonoff, President and CEO of Optimal Payments, said: "these services will include payment, gateway and digital wallet services specifically designed to meet the stringent requirements of U.S. state gaming regulators. 888 Holdings PLC are a long-time, strategic partner for Optimal Payments. We are very excited to extend our relationship with 888 as we deliver on our own strategy to provide a complete solution for the licensed U.S. online gaming market".
The success of the WSOP.com in the state of Nevada was the first step for the holding to introduce its thriving products into both, Delaware's and New Jersey's gambling markets. At this time, 888 has signed several contracts with the main online gambling operators from Delaware (Delaware's Lottery regulator and Scientific Games Corporation for a 5 years long period), Nevada and New Jersey, creating the new regulated iGaming market, real money based, during this last month of November. Itai Frieberger, Chief Operations Officer of 888, said: "We have worked in partnership with Optimal Payments for more than 12 years, delivering deep and robust joint solutions for our own brand and our platform operators around the world. We are very pleased to extend this partnership for the licensed U.S. online gaming market."