Nevada gives approval for online poker licence

Nevada gives approval for online poker licence

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Online poker in the US state of Nevada moved a step closer yesterday after the state's Gaming Control Board recommended that Bally Technologies be awarded an interactive gaming supplier licence.

The decision from the NGCB means that Bally, which acquired Chiligaming earlier this year, will be able to provide business-to-business iGaming solutions for casino operators in the Silver State, including real money online poker.

“This is a historic day for Bally Technologies, for Nevada, and for the gaming industry,” said Bally Technologies’ Chief Executive Officer Richard Haddrill. “We are very grateful for the Board’s recommendation and are excited about being the first company recommended by a U.S. state for licensing to offer online gaming products and services.”

A final decision will be made on 21st June when the NGCB’s recommendation will be reviewed by the Nevada Gaming Commission.

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Tags: Bally, Nevada, regulation