Friday October 19, 2012 : FERTITTA AND GOLDEN NUGGET ONLINE POKER LICENCES AWARDED IN NEVADA (Update)
 
Internet gaming subsidiaries join Boyd in latest tranche of licenses.
 
Fertitta Interactive and Golden Nugget were granted Nevada intrastate online poker licenses Thursday by the Nevada Gaming Commission, joining an earlier approval awarded to Boyd Gaming.
 
The parent companies of both are prominent operators on the Nevada terrestrial casino landscape.
 
Twelve companies have now been awarded licenses as operators or service providers, including South Point Poker, Global Cash Access Holdings, Bally Technologies, SHFL Entertainment (formerly Shuffle Master), American Casino and Entertainment Properties, PokerTrip Enterprises and NetEffect Networks, all of Las Vegas; International Game Technology and Monarch Interactive of Reno; and WMS Industries of Waukegan, Illinois.
 
At least a further 20, including casino giants like Caesars Entertainment and Wynn Resorts, are understood to be in the applications pipeline.