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888 will launch an independent service

Betting company 888 Holdings is planning to launch an independent online poker and casino games service in New Jersey later this year when the US state ends a ban on internet gambling.

According to the Guardian newspaper, 888 is also in negotiations with regulators in Nevada and Delaware over future online gambling operations in the two US states.

The firm has already agreed to make its technology available to Caesars Interactive Entertainment, one of a number of Atlantic City casino operators preparing to move into the New Jersey online gambling market.

However, 888 chief executive Brian Mattingley said that the new independent service would allow it to maximise online revenues in the state by replicating the type of service the firm operates in the European market.

He added: “We are providing the platform for Caesars but we are providing the one-stop shop that 888 is renowned for across Europe.”

In other news, Gareth Edwards has stepped down as 888’s director of poker after nearly seven years in the role, according to the website.