Friday September 14, 2012 : MULTIPLE NEVADA LICENCE APPLICATIONS BY 3G STUDIOS
Local firm interested in online service provider licences
Reno, Nevada-headquartered video game developer 3G Studios has reportedly applied for multiple Online Service Provider licences with the Nevada Gaming Control Board.
The company said it plans on launching one of the first licensed, real-money U.S.-based poker sites utilising geo-location software to ensure players are resident in Nevada at initial launch.
The unnamed site will feature other casino-style games that involve virtual currency with a view to converting to real-money-play as U.S. gambler restrictions relax.
“Mobile and online gambling will revolutionize the U.S. gambling industry,” said James Kosta, founder and chief executive officer of 3G Studios. “With our extensive experience in video game development, mobile gaming, social gaming and gambling technology, 3G Studios is uniquely positioned within this emerging industry.”
3G Studios is known for its console video games such as MTV's Stacked with Daniel Negreanu and Rock Band for the Sony PS3 in collaboration with Harmonix. It has also had technology and licencing relationships with IGT and Bally.