Caesars Entertainment will soon use its Nevada online gaming license to launch a new real-money internet poker site in France using software from Gibraltar-based 888 Holdings plc., according to Gary Loveman, the operator’s CEO.
Loveman told investors on a conference call that its new online poker site likely will be moved onto a platform developed by French firm Barrière des Jeux after launch.
“We have the rights to use (888) software and introduce it—for example, in Nevada under what we consider to be quite reasonable terms,” Loveman said. “I would expect that when we go live in Nevada you will see us on the 888 platform.
“We also, as you recall, acquired the right to use and to customize the software platform of Barrière Digital from France. We think that is a state-of-the-art platform, and we have developers working on its modifications to suit the World Series of Poker as we speak. So at some point, when the modification is complete, we’d anticipate that we might migrate off the 888 platform onto the Barrière platform in due time.”