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Poker Stars and Wynn Resorts Merge
casino blog
08 October 2012

Towards the end of August 2012, it was announced that two major companies (who currently offer poker services to a combined total of more than 40 million people worldwide) have successfully formed an alliance in an attempt to help pave the way for a legal and regulated online poker industry in the US.

Both PokerStars and Wynn Resorts have merged and they are basically now hoping for a bill to be passed that will lead to online poker in the US becoming a legal industry.

PokerStars is a company which is often recognised as one of the true giants of internet poker in the US, Europe and beyond, and Wynn Resorts is a multi-million dollar Nevada-based company that develops high end land based casinos and hotels.

A similar merger has also occurred between 888 Holdings Plc and Caesars Entertainment and the main reason behind these mergers is that these companies in question are simply preparing for a day when online poker in the US does become legal. Many believe this is inevitable and that it will become a reality sooner rather than later. These companies will instantly become the main driving forces if (and when) legislation is passed.

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