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   Thursday, June 13 2024 
USA: The NGCB deliver the first licenses for online gambling

Online poker in the U.S. begins to emerge especially in the State of Nevada. Indeed, the Neveda Gaming Control Board granted the license "Interactive Gaming License" for three operators of online gambling within the State. This is Bally Technologies, International Game Technology (IGT) and William Hill. In the first time, the license granted will only let them to offer them to offer their service inside the State but they may subsequently request a federal license. This will allow them to extend their service to other States like California or New Jersey. Bally Technologies and IGT were licensed provider of online games but do not offer their service directly to U.S. players. As for William Hill, a British bookmaker no longer to present, the NGCB granted it a license for sports betting. With this license, Americans residing in the State of Nevada can bet on sport from their mobile as confirmed by the CEO of William Hill, Ralph Topping.

Besides Bally Technologies, International Game Technology and William Hill, many operators are awaiting their license approval for online poker like Caesars Interactive Entertainment, Boyd Gaming and MGM Resorts International but the day of last Friday, June 21 already allowed the first three operators to open the legal market of online gaming in the United States. The issuance of licenses by the Gaming Control Board marks an important milestone in the U.S. online gaming and by early 2013; the first licenses for operators of online poker will be awarded.

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