IGT Receives Nod From NGCB for a Possible Online Gaming License

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At week’s end it is becoming more clear that online gambling in the US is taking strides to make some major changes in regulation and licensing of online operators.

With Nevada as the first state in the US  to adopt statutes for the allowance of online gaming, and the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) is the first regulatory body in America to award interactive gaming licenses.

Earlier we reported the NGCB issued its first to Bally’s Technologies, now IGT has also received a nod as well from the board, if approved, IGT’s interactive gaming service provider and manufacturer license will allow them to partner with Nevada casino operators to provide online poker to their players.

IGT has over a decade of interactive gaming experience, and is currently the only US supplier to operate a successful business to business poker network.

The final decision will be made by the Nevada Gaming Commission, which is scheduled to be decided during their upcoming meeting on June 21.

“We are honored to be one of the first recommended providers by the Nevada Gaming Control Board,” said Patti Hart, IGT chief executive officer. “This important step will allow IGT to better support our customers as they expand their offerings to their players to include interactive wager based entertainment. We are thrilled to be at the forefront of this exciting and necessary expansion of gaming in the US.”

Reported by Maggie B.

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