The USA is to get its first online gaming license. This is long awaited. The Nevada Gaming Control Board voted this month on whether to accept applications for a license from two well-known companies.
Bally technologies and International Game Technology have both applied and the Nevada Gaming Commission now needs to make a final decision to give the go ahead after the votes were unanimously passed.
Mark Lipperelli the NCGB chairman, expressed excitement that this process is going ahead, he said that it was a step forward, but also said it was not the last.
John Connelly vice president of the company said that there was about 50 casinos, many based in Las Vegas, who have shown interest in providing online as well as mobile casino gambling, this is in addition to their land based casinos.
The software will have restrictions, namely, that only Navada users will be able to benefit from it as there will be legal limits within the state. The second restriction is it will only be available to people over the age of 21.
Online Casino’s will be able to customize the games they place on their site. If this is a success other states are sure to follow.