Online Gambling to become a reality in the state of Nevada
The Nevada Gaming Commission approved licenses for two software firms to provide the systems needed for online gaming sites on Thursday last week. International Game Technology (IGT) and Bally Technologies, two rival firms based in Reno, will be providing the software.
Neither firms will be running the actual websites, and will have to wait for the state of Nevada to allow casino operators to provide online gaming to Nevada residents.
Douglas Walker, economics professor at the college of Charleston, hinted that the "main political motivation for legalisation of online gambling is tax revenues and employment."
Speaking to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, both Mendres and Bally CEO Richard Haddrill stated that the firms would be ready to go as soon as an online casino operator is approved as both firms already have poker software being used in Europe. Bally purchased the Chili Gaming platform and IGT now owns the Entraction network.