02/03/2012 : FERTITTA APPLIES FOR NEVADA ONLINE POKER LICENCE
Land operator follows up on its acquisition of Cyberarts last year
Fertitta Interactive, a subsidiary of a US land gambling company that owns the Station casinos, has again indicated an interest in the online poker business by applying for a Nevada online poker licence.
Fertitta was in partnership discussions with a major online poker company which it dropped after Black Friday, but subsequently acquired poker software developer Cyberarts.
In a statement announcing its application to the Nevada Gaming Control Board, Fertitta Interactive said it supports regulation for online poker and wants to offer the game in "a safe and well-regulated online environment."
Nevada last year approved a bill that would allow companies to offer online poker within state borders, and has since developed a full regulatory system and set of regulations in preparation for the possible legalization on online poker at federal level.
Fertitta Interactive joins companies like 888 Holdings, South Point, Bally Technologies Inc., Cantor Gaming, and International Game Technology in applying for an online poker licence in Nevada.