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Land based gambling giant Caesars gained a tentative approval for an e-Gaming license in Nevada on Wednesday and announced that it wants to launch a World Series of Poker branded game.
A legal representative for Caesars told the Nevada Gaming Control Board that such a game would be branded under the World Series of Poker name. The WSOP is the world's most popular poker tournament brand, bringing thousands of players and millions of dollars annually for the series' Main Event.
It is expected that Caesars could launch its Nevada intrastate poker site early in 2013, pending approval for its gaming partner 888. The two firms currently operate several real money World Series of Poker sites throughout Europe.
Thus far 12 online poker operator licenses have been approved in the Silver State, with 5 other firms obtaining licenses related to cyber poker.
No set time frame has been set to begin allowing the games to operate.