Publicly Traded Online Poker Rooms
Many online poker rooms form or are owned by independently audited public limited companies (Plcs).
What is a public limited company?
Public limited companies are large, registered companies with shares floated on a stock exchange to be purchased by investors. They’re required by law to have sufficient capital and make their financial position freely available.
List of Poker Plcs
|888 Poker||888 Poker||London||888|
|Sky Poker||– Independent –||London||BSY|
|WSOP Poker||888 Poker||London||888|
Why play at publicly traded poker rooms?
Since they have shareholders to answer to, these rooms can be trusted to operate professionally and transparently, giving players the peace of mind that their funds are secure and segregated. These poker sites obey online gaming laws and as such do not accept U.S players, however would be well-positioned to re-enter the U.S. market in the event of legislation.
There are of course some privately owned rooms such as PokerStars that have consistently proven their integrity in other ways.