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Bally Teams Up With Golden Nugget And IGT For Online Poker

Written By: PokerNet.com | June 26, 2012 | Posted In Poker News

The state of Nevada is now appealing to push legislation that will legalize online poker in the state. They want to make online poker available to their residents and those who visit the state. Although Reno and Las Vegas are already the top centers of gambling in the country, they want to make it available for other counties as well.

Among many web poker companies, it was Bally that got an approval from the Nevada Gaming Board just this past week. Bally CEO Richard Haddrill had said that Bally has been talking to Golden Nugget casino to provide the poker product for the Internet.

Haddrill said that by the end of this year or in early 2013, the system will be ready for the public. Prior to that, it will have to undergo routine inspections and testing, which state regulators will be conducting.

Bally is presently offering their iGaming platform technology to casino operators. The platform has features like open architecture that allows operators to choose content from several providers. This platform is also designed to include mobile integration. It can accommodate online betting from poker tables to other casino games, slots, bingo and sportsbetting.

IGT executive Robert Melendres has said that this technology will also be able to provide newer systems to customers. With that alone, they can be creating 400 or more jobs, but not mainly in the state of Nevada.

David Altaner, an American journalist, has pointed out some problems withNevada’s intrastate-only online poker. It will not attract that much revenue because there aren’t enough people in the state that could sustain it. There is also quite a number of applicants for licenses and that would mean more competition.

Any more growth in the field of online poker will not be noticed until other states have started approving online gambling in their own states. This was according to the director of the Center for Gaming Research of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.


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