GTECH G2 and Spielo Join the List of Firms Hoping to Acquire Nevada Interactive Gaming License

March 23, 2012

GTECH G2 and Spielo, the firms forming the gaming division of Lottomatica, are the latest to file applications for interactive gaming service provider license in Nevada. The applications have been submitted to the Gaming Control Board of Nevada for Spielo International Austria, Spielo International Canada and Spielo International USA as well as GTECH G2’s St. Minver and Boss Media. Spielo has earlier been given Nevada licenses, while GTECH G2 is committed to US based casinos Seneca Nation of Indians (New York) and Barona Band of Mission Indians (California) for the development of their websites.

Types of licenses offered by Nevada Gaming Commission

Toward the end of last year the Gaming Control Board of Nevada announced that they will officially accept interactive gaming license applications. The board offers 4 types of licenses – license to function as an interactive gaming service provider, license to function as a service provider looking for a percentage in revenue from gaming, license to offer interactive games and license to create products associated with interactive gaming. Applications for all the types of licenses are available on the agency’s website.

The long list of applicants queued up for Nevada Gaming Commission license

The list of Nevada Gaming Commission license applicants is a long one. GTECH G2 and Spielo are the most recent firms to join the list. Other major providers hoping to acquire an interactive gaming license from the board include Bally Technologies, 888 US Limited/888 Holdings plc, Boss Media AB, ACEP Interactive LLC, Boyd Gaming, Aristocrat Technologies, IGT, Monarch Casino, Caesars Entertainment, BP Gaming Entertainment Inc (a bwin.party subsidiary), MGM Resorts Online LLC and many more. Most of these firms have applied for a service provider, manufacturer or operator license.

In a recent address Walther Bugno, CEO and president of Spielo International, stated that Nevada license application is a major step in the company’s iGaming strategy for the United States. He further added that GTECH G2 and Speilo are among the most trusted names in the regulated markets across the globe. The companies have provided end-to-end interactive gaming products to over 1500 clients across 5 continents. Bugno also hinted that Playtech, one of the leading software providers in the online gaming industry, is also on the verge of filing an application for Nevada Gaming Control Board license.

Fertitta Interactive LLC, another well known firm in the online gaming industry and the owner of Station Casinos in Las Vegas and the UFC, recently announced that it had filed an application with the Gaming Control Board of Nevada for expansion of its online poker service in the region. Some time back the company acquired CyberArts Licensing LLC, an internet gaming provider specializing in online poker. The takeover took place soon after the deal to form a strategic alliance with FTP (Full Tilt Poker) fell through following Black Friday.

As far as gaming regulation is concerned, Nevada has always been looked upon as the leader. With the Nevada Gaming Commission officially accepting interactive gaming license applications, it is hardly a surprise that almost all the major player want in.