Nevada Issues Gaming Licenses


07/04/2012
By Maria McCoyGoogle
This past week, the Nevada Gaming Commission issued three casino games online licenses. The highly anticipated licenses were given to International Game Technology (IGT), Bally Technologies Incorporated and William Hill.
 
The licenses give some of the best online casino brands the opportunity to penetrate the American market, which some estimate could be worth up to approximately $13.4 billion in five years.
 
The three companies issued statements regarding their new license acquisitions.
 
Richard Haddrill, Chief Executive Officer for Bally Techonolgies stated, “We look forward to Bally expanding its leadership role in this exciting new arena of online gaming.” Bally Technologies will be providing iGaming platform technology and content to top rated casinos in Nevada.
 
William Hill Chief Executive Ralph Topping commented, ‘We are delighted to have been awarded a license by the Nevada Gaming Commission, a license recognized around the world as a significant regulatory seal of approval and we are proud to have earned it. We are now able to bring together these businesses to create a leading position in the US sports betting market, combining our brand and product range with AWI, Brandywine and Cal Neva’s extensive footprint, strong local relationships and trusted service. We look forward to working with our new colleagues to grow a leadership position in the U.S. gaming industry.’
 
Patti Hart, IGT chief executive officer said, ‘This is an exciting day for interactive wager-based gaming,’ said Patti Hart, IGT chief executive officer. We are honored to be granted the opportunity to support our customers as they further expand their operations to include online play in the State of Nevada.’
 
The three brands are ready to enter the next phase of the application process which includes having their technology analyzed in an independent laboratory. 

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