Phil Ivey getting involved in online poker deal in California

Ivey League Online Poker Ready in California

The United States has been moving ahead at a steady pace on the legalization of previously prohibited online poker. California has been making noises regarding its progress delivering legal online poker legislation to its citizens. A recent article on the Tight Poker web site has revealed a partnership deal between Jim Ryan, the former chief executive officer of Digital Entertainment, and the Pala Band of Mission Indians in California.

It was also revealed on the Pokerfuse web site that online poker professional Phil Ivey will be taking a major role in the venture. A new company called Pala Interactive, is now preparing to launch online casino and poker products in California as soon as the state legislates legal online gambling. The partnership deal is limited at this time to online gambling products for California, but can also be adjusted  to launch in more US jurisdictions. Pala Interactive is expected to operate on Realtime Edge Software, which is currently being utilized by other major online gambling operators including, GTECH, digital entertainment, and ClubWPT.

Phil Ivey, who was a sponsored pro poker player at Full Tilt Poker prior to its demise has launched Ivey Poker which is home to a team of professional poker players. Ivey Poker, recently acquired LeggoPoker, an online poker training portal and launched a social poker gaming application on Facebook.  LeggoPoker’s, former owner Aaron Jones, has plans to create another poker training site called Ivey League, which will be one of the poker training sites on the Ivey Poker Network, an online network of poker sites to educating and train online poker players.

LeggoPoker will be rebranded as Ivey League when the launch is applied. Ivey Poker is a social online poker room, where players can play games for free. California has still a ways to go to find consensus for online gambling legislation but Pala Interactive will be hitting the ground running when it happens.


Published Thursday, July 11, 2013 –

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