agrees online poker deal with United Auburn Indian Community agrees online poker deal with United Auburn Indian Community

Thursday, 10 May 2012 digital entertainment has signed an agreement with the United Auburn Indian Community (UAIC) that will see the pair offer online poker services in California if suitable intrastate legislation is enacted in the state.

The UAIC is a federally recognised California Indian tribe that owns and operates the Thunder Valley Casino Resort near Sacramento and would be a qualified licence applicant under legislation proposed in the California State Senate. would provide the technology and operations expertise to power the services plus related support. The agreement is set to last ten years from launch.

'California is the largest state in the U.S. in terms of population and is known to have a significant number of poker players who like to play poker online. Combining our own significant assets and resources with those of UAIC will create a strong partnership that is well-placed to seize the opportunities that will arise if appropriate online poker legislation is enacted in the Golden State,' said, Jim Ryan and Norbert Teufelberger, the Co-CEOs of

David Keyser, Tribal Chairman of UAIC added, 'We see the legalization of Internet poker and other Internet gaming as being inevitable. Having met with representatives from a number of different online gaming companies, was our first choice as partner. With its unrivalled expertise in online poker, proven technology and player loyalty we are confident of being able to maximize the revenue opportunity from a regulated online poker market in California and to continue to enhance the long-term prosperity of our community.'

Legislation to regulate online poker in the Golden State was launched by California state senators Darrell Steinberg and Roderick Wright in February.

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