Correction: Connecting Online Poker Sites story

Published on NewsOK Modified: July 14, 2014 at 1:02 pm •  Published: July 14, 2014
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LAS VEGAS (AP) — In a story July 10 about an online poker room network, The Associated Press reported erroneously the owner of the Treasure Island resort casino. The resort is owned by Phil Ruffin, not MGM Resorts International.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Linking Nevada's online poker rooms gets early OK

Plan to link online poker rooms, grow player pool size gets initial OK from Nevada regulators

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada gambling regulators have given preliminary approval to a system that could link online poker websites, creating a larger player pool that's expected to make legal play more attractive.

Gaming Control Board officials said Wednesday that the network, which would be operated by Gibraltar-based 888 Holdings PLC, could be a model for a system connecting players in Nevada and Delaware. The two states have legalized online poker within their borders and signed an accord that clears the way for interstate play in the future.

"Everyone here has been working hard to make the agreement with Delaware a reality," chairman A.G. Burnett said, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal (http://bit.ly/1mDzWXj).

The proposal calls for linking players from a planned online poker site operated by Phil Ruffin's Treasure Island casino and WSOP.com, which is run by Caesars Interactive Entertainment Inc. It would also include a separate 888 online poker room connected to Treasure Island.