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Nevada Online Gaming Applicants Revealed

Companies jockey for position in advance of online games

The list of the companies that filed for a Nevada gaming license within the past year includes the following:

• U.K.-based Paddy Power. The online betting site allows gamblers to try their luck at poker, wager on international sporting events, bet on politics, and place novelty bets.

• 888 Holdings. In association with Caesars Interactive Entertainment, the company has extended its U.K. licensing agreement to the United States.

• American Casino Entertainment Properties Interactive. ACEP’s interactive division has become the 14th applicant for intrastate online poker in Nevada.

• Aristocrat Technologies. The manufacturer, marketer and seller of gaming machines, progressive systems and casino management systems also offers iPhone and iPad games. It has applied for an internet poker license.

• Bally Technologies. Bally recently bought the business-to-business division of French gaming developer and operator Chiligaming, which provides internet poker, casino, bingo, sports betting and social media.

• Cantor G&W L.P. Cantor is the first company licensed to manufacture, distribute and operate a mobile gaming system by the Nevada Gaming Commission.

• Fertitta Interactive, LLC. The established operator has submitted an application to be licensed as an operator and service provider of internet poker.

• IGT. The Nevada-based company specializes in the design, development, manufacturing, sales and distribution of gaming machines. It has agreed to pay up to $500 million for online gaming company Double Down Interactive.

• Shuffle Master. Shuffle Master has acquired the Austrian company Ongame Network Ltd., one of the world’s largest poker providers to online gaming operators.

• South Point Poker. The affiliate of Gaughan Straight Holdings wants to be Nevada’s first intrastate real-money online poker site.

• Monarch Casino. Monarch, based in Reno, is the eighth company to apply for a Nevada online poker license.

• MGM Resorts Online, LLC. The Las Vegas casino giant owns properties including Bellagio, Aria, The Mirage, Luxor, Mandalay Bay, Circus Circus and Excalibur.

• Boyd Gaming. Boyd seeks the right to offer online poker in Nevada and across the U.S. Last October, Boyd announced that it had entered into an agreement with bwin.party digital entertainment, the world’s largest publicly traded online gaming company.

• Caesars Entertainment. Caesars and 888 signed a deal last March to combine the Caesars name with 888’s gaming platform to help expand the World Series of Poker brand in the U.K.

• NetEffect Networks Ltd. NetEffect provides business-class IT support, computer consulting and business phone systems.

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