11/24/2012 : HARD ROCK AND TREASURE ISLAND JOIN ONLINE POKER RUSH IN NEVADA
 
Prominent Las Vegas terrestrial operators want in on the online action
 
The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino and Treasure Island, two prominent Las Vegas terrestrial operators, have submitted applications to operate online poker in the State of Nevada.
 
Hard Rock Hotel and Casino's submission was made under BREF Interactive Gaming LLC, a subsidiary of parent company Brookfield Real Estate Financial.
 
Both firms will be in the market for partnerships with software providers for the provision of online poker software and will need to cough up the $500 000 fee for an application consideration.
 
In the likely event that they secure application approval they will join others already approved by the Nevada gaming authority comprising Boyd Gaming, Golden Nugget, Fertitta Interactive, WMS Gaming Inc, Shuffle Master, South Point Poker, American Casino & Entertainment Properties, International Game Technology, Global Cash Access, Bally Technologies and Monarch Interactive