Playtech, a reputed online software company based in the Isle of Man, recently proclaimed its partnership agreement with the California Online Poker Association.

This Association otherwise known as COPA is an alliance of thirty one land based poker parlors and twenty nine tribal organizations in the region.

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The California Online Poker Association will be facilitated with gaming technology and poker software by Playtech and this will enable members to play poker for fun till the law permits real money poker play online gambling in California.

It is very evident that through this partnership agreement, that Playtech will still have a strong foothold of online gaming industry in America and is expected to return to the market in a full fledge in no time.

Another exclusive deal was closed with a company called SciPlay, which is a collaborative effort made between Scientific Games Corp and Playtech’s London branch.

It is only when modifications are made in the California’s legislation to both legalize and regulate the intrastate online poker industry and introduce in the region that US poker players can expect to see real money poker games. Until then free poker will be given to players, enabling them to get acquainted with the Playtech brand. A smart move, indeed!

Playtech has abundant experience in legalized internet poker sectors, as it provides technological and software support to companies hailing from France and Italy.

With this entire event taking place on one end, the California Online Poker Association is unflinchingly pushing for a poker reform in California. It is also the main supporter of the Senate Bill 40 introduced by Senator Lou Correa. This bill calls for the legalization of online poker in the state of California.

The mighty Moronga Band of Mission Indians, is also a part of California Online Poker Association, and Moronga’s representative, Robert Martin, Mentioned that the time of the black Friday in the poker industry could not have been better and it also displays how vital it is to launch legalized intrastate online gambling in California.

Since the operating agreements are already made, according to Martin, the California Online Poker Association is in a place to introduce live internet poker immediately after the reforms have been put in place at a state level.

The Playtech shares also reported an increase at the London Stock Exchange after the news of the agreement being signed with COPA was announced.

This is a thought out, clever strategy adopted by Playtech in order to enhance its brand even when online poker is dormant at the moment in the United States of America.

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