July 12,2012 : TWO MORE APPROVALS BY NEVADA GAMING CONTROL BOARD (Update)
Shufflemaster and Paddy Power get the nod
Another Brit gambling operator has been approved by the Nevada Gaming Control Board with the successful application of Paddy Power Wednesday. The company now has to pass the scrutiny of the Nevada Gaming Commission on July 26 and technology testing.
Both the company and its management were considered by the Board in its deliberations, which included a presentation by CEO Patrick Kennedy in which he emphasised that Paddy Power had complied with all US laws regarding online gambling in the past, but that his company regarded the US market as one of major importance going forward.
Also receiving the NGCB stamp of approval was US gaming supply company Shufflemaster, which applied as a manufacturer and provider of interactive gaming systems in Nevada.
If the company wins the approval of the Nevada Gaming Commission it will be the third to receive an interactive gaming licence in the state. Casino equipment and games suppliers IGT and Bally Technologies were granted licenses last month.
Company executives discussed the firm's future interactive plans, which include the provision of free-to-play internet games and mobile versions of its more popular games for its land casino customers.