Everest Poker poised to lead in Massachusetts
25 April 2012
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (PRESS RELEASE) -- The recent news that an Internet poker bill filed last week is gaining momentum in the Massachusetts Legislature is an ideal development for Everest Poker
, the only European-facing online poker operator with an office in Massachusetts and a major U.S. footprint. Everest Poker is one of the only operators that declined to take bets from U.S. players after the UIGEA passed, and it now appears poised to benefit from that decision.
“Representative Daniel Winslow’s recent Internet poker amendment to the Massachusetts casino law is a very positive step forward for online operators, like Everest Poker, that have scrupulously respected United States law,” said Tim Dent, CEO of Everest Gaming. “The proposed bill rewards responsible European online poker operators and encourages local technology companies and, fortunately for us, Everest Poker is exactly both of those things. The bill presents Massachusetts with a great opportunity to be a pioneer in legalizing Internet poker in the U.S., and there’s no question that Everest Poker is better positioned than any other operator to take advantage of that opportunity.”
Everest Poker communicated with Representative Winslow during the drafting process and believes the amendment strikes the proper balance between rigorous oversight and creating a sustainable market. If the amendment passes, Everest Poker is confident that it would avoid the types of business-stifling policies currently seen in some regulated European markets.