Nevada: online poker room AcePlay Poker shuts down

On Oct. 13, New Jersey teamed up with Delaware and Nevada in an agreement that will allow players in the states to play against each other in a shared pool.  This move will increase access to more games and raise substantially the amount of jackpots awarded.  It will also expand business opportunities in all of the involved states.  Despite the almost certain upside, AcePlay Poker has decided to step away from the game.

AcePlay is a free-play poker room offered online by the Stratosphere Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.  The site allowed players to win prizes at the Stratosphere, such as show tickets, rides on its SkyJump bungee jump and more.  The Stratosphere was recently acquired by Golden Entertainment through its purchase of American Casino & Entertainment Properties.  As a result of the purchase, AcePlay doesn’t rank high on Golden’s priority list. 

The online poker world continues to expand, which makes the move a surprising one.  Pennsylvania just this week passed iGaming legislation, making it the fourth state to approve online gaming.  AcePlay was issued a gaming license; however, never put it to use.  WSOP NV and WSOP NJ hope to capitalize on the state approvals to become the leaders in online poker.  

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