Poker Site Operators Ready to Enter the US

Several real money online poker USA site operators are ready to enter the US online poker scene. This follows on the heels of the announcement that the US Department of Justice (DoJ) made about only sportsbetting being illegal in the country. Shuffle Master is one of the companies preparing to enter the US market. The company has put together a design team to develop a multi-player poker platform. According to the chief strategy officer at the company, the interactive division will mostly be launched this year. He predicted that in February, legislative action will be in full swing in Nevada.

Several Poker Sites and Networks Rebrand for US Market

In the past month, poker site operators have rebranded their products for the US market. A few weeks ago, Bodog Poker launched a site exclusively for players within the US. Called Bovada Poker, the site allows people to play real money poker online. DoylesRom, a poker site that was bought by the Yatahay Network (which has now become Winning Poker Network), has been rebranded as America’s Cardroom.

Path to Legalizing Online Poker Open

With online poker being exempted from the list of betting activities that are banned according to the Wire Act of 1961, many in the industry have interpreted the announcement as being positive for the online poker scene in the US. Ivor Jones, an analyst, stated that it is possible that the path to legalizing online poker is open. He added that the new view about online poker in the country will most likely allow companies based off-shore to offer their poker products to players in US. One of the aspects drawing companies to the US is its global market worth an approximate $35 billion.

According to industry executives, the new policy statement permits states to legalize a few forms of online betting. Recognizing the scope of the statement, the New Jersey Governor has approved online poker. However, it will require federal consent to get passed as a law. Nevada and Delaware are among the few states that are allowed to legally offer poker. States like Iowa are looking forward to getting support from within before they can seek approval at the federal level.

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