We have all heard of the huge software giants 888, right? It’s the company that brings the delights of 888 Games, 888 Poker and even 888 Bingo to us! We are sure you scratch card fans have already enjoyed heaps of what they have to offer at some of their online sites – but they have recently made a piece of online gambling history that will ensure that our American friends can enjoy all of this stuff too!
They attended a meeting at the bright lights of Vegas (very fitting) and have since announced that their license has been approved and they can go ahead implementing their very carefully devised US strategy! 888 is the first (and of course only) online gaming company to have been awarded a license in the USA – so this is a huge step for the industry. The CEO of 888 Brian Mattingley was of course excited to speak about the news:
“This is an historic moment for 888. This is the first time a company uniquely providing online gaming has been licensed by any US jurisdiction.”
To be part of such a historic moment must make 888 feel even more confident about the future success of their plans for branching out into America. The license isn’t simply for 888 it will also support some of their partners including WSOP, WMS Gaming and Caesars Interactive Entertainment – so no doubt the plans will be huge! The Nevada State Gaming Board already had suggested that their license be approved earlier on in the month but how great it must feel to have it signed and sealed!
Although 888 are the first company to be honored with the US license – we are pretty sure that they won’t be the last! The world has moved on from simple land based casino’s or bingo halls – with the infinite possibility of technology – the US are now embracing the introduction of online gaming – so much so that they are now trying to pass legislation to make it easier to implement. In fact it could be that this new legislation is in place in a few weeks!
There we have it online scratch card fans – it looks as if the games you enjoy playing so much could now be facing an American audience too! With developments like this – I’m sure we can expect a whole lot more from 888!