02/22/2012 : TRIBAL CASINOS LAUNCH FIRST U.S. INTRANET GAMBLING
Two Native American tribal casinos activate Atlantis's Tribal Gaming Network.
Atlantis Internet Group Corp (ATIG) claimed Tuesday that it made history with its launch of the first form of legal Intranet gaming within the United States. The company signed up the first two Native American tribal casinos for its Tribal Gaming Network.
The Coushatta Indian Casino in Louisiana and Coyote Valley Casino in California signed agreements with the company in a bid to become the first to capture the online gaming market in the U.S., according to a statement from Atlantis.
ATIG's Tribal Gaming Network was established in 2009 when the company was granted an option by the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) to operate its Virtual Private Network (VPN) in Indian casinos nationwide. Since then ATIG has brought together gaming vendors to offer Class III, Class II and online games on its proprietary Private Gaming Network to link together Indian casinos from 28 States.
This multi-game platform offers products from major gaming vendors on one machine including Table Games, Slots, Simulated Horse Racing, Nationwide Poker, Simulated Sportsbook, Live Online Dealer Games, and featuring only the second Powerball-like Lotto product.
The Atlantis statement notes that the US Department of Justice has backed away from its contention that the Wire Act covers all forms of internet gambling, and now insists that the Act is concerned only with online sports betting, triggering increased speculation that the legalization of online gambling in the United States may be at hand.
ATIG president and CEO Donald L. Bailey claims that to date ATIG is the only gaming company that can legally offer online linking games.
"ATIG's gaming platform works within the casinos on Online Slots, Kiosks, on Android mobile phones and Samsung Tablets and some of our games play on iPhones. It's the next generation of server-based technology; in short, it's a casino within a casino," he said.