888 first online casino to get USA license

London-listed online casino company 888 is the first online casino company to officially gain a license to operate in the United States of America.

The online casino released to the media this week that, after a Las Vegas meeting between shareholders and others last week, the Nevada Gaming Commission has approved 888’s licensing for running within the USA as an ‘Interactive Gaming Service Provider’.

This means 888 is the first online casino in history ever to be legally allowed to operate in America.

Recent bills passed allowing online gambling in the states of Delaware, Nevada and New Jersey have stated that online casinos may operate within the bounds of those states offering online casino games to people within those states, provided they are not one of the online casinos that have been operating in the USA while online gambling was still outlawed.