The Nevada Gaming Commission (NGC) awarded three licenses to operate real-money intrastate online poker games in the Silver State. The new licensees are: MGM Resorts International, Z4 Poker and CAMS.
The NGC licenses follow the Nevada Gaming Control Board recommendation for the three companies in early November.
MGM Resorts has announced its intentions to launch a play-for-fun website in partnership with bwin.party digital entertainment. Bwin has a similar deal planned with Boyd Gaming should they receive an NGC license too.
Boyd Gaming’s license approvals will not have an effect on the license application from bwin, which is expected to be assessed in early 2013.
MGM’s play-for-fun online poker site will accompany its myVEGAS social site, which was developed and maintained by together with Playstudios.
CAMS, a new subsidiary of the Electronic payment and risk management firm Verifi, is limited to supply geolocation, customer identification and payment processing information and services.
Z4 Poker, a promising interactive gambling start-up is in the process of developing poker, bingo and keno Nevada online casino services for real-money market.
Former applicants to receive an NGC license in compliance with the Nevada gambling laws include among others industry giants such as Bally Technologies and SHFL Entertainment as well as several smaller enterprises.