Originally Posted by knircky
Do we know who applied and why only two licenses?
Cantor G&W (Nevada) L.P. — Service Provider
South Point Poker (Gaughan Straight Holdings) — Operator
IGT — Manufacturer/Service Provider
888 Holdings plc/888 US Limited — Manufacturer/Distributor/Service Provider
Bally Technologies — Manufacturer/Service Provider
Shuffle Master — Service Provider
Aristocrat Technologies — Manufacturer/Distributor/Service Provider
Monarch Casino — Operator
Caesars Entertainment — Operator
Boyd Gaming — Operator
Fertitta Interactive, LLC — Operator/Service Provider
Fertitta Acquisitionsco, LLC — Manufacturer/Service Provider
MGM Resorts Online, LLC — Operator
ACEP Interactive, LLC — Operator/Service Provider
NetEffect Networks, Inc — Class 2 Service Provider
Gaming Laboratories International — Independent Testing Lab
BMM Compliance — Independent Testing Lab
BP Gaming Entertainment, Inc. (subsidiary of bwin.party) — Manufacturer/Service Provider
Spielo International USA, LLC — Manufacturer/Service Provider
Spielo International Canada, ULC — Manufacturer/Service Provider
Spielo International Austria GmbH — Manufacturer/Service Provider
St. Minver Ltd — Service Provider
Boss Media AB — Service Provider
GNLV Corp dba Golden Nugget — Operator
Wynn Resorts Ltd.
LV Gaming Ventures, LLC (M Resort)
Z4 Poker, LLC (David and Eric Colvin)
SG Gaming, Inc.
WHG Ltd. (Playtech)
Global Cash Access
Bally & IGT are just the first two to get approved for their licenses. The other applications are in process and more will be approved.
Note that Bally & IGT are licensed as "Manufacturer/Service Provider". They will provide the ipoker platforms to some of the casinos that receive "Operator" licenses. Bally owns the ChiliGaming platform; IGT owns IGT Poker Network (formerly Entraction) as well as DoubleDown Interactive on Facebook. Bally's Chiligaming is mostly an interface for other software plugins. Ongame Networks (which was acquired from bwin.party by Shuffle Master
earlier this year) has an agreement with Bally
to plug into the Chiligaming platform.
So, poker players who play on NV casino sites that use Bally will play on the Ongame Network. Players that play on NV casino sites that use IGT will play on the IGT Poker Network. International player pooling will be easy to implement, once given the go ahead by the Nevada Gaming Commission.
Gaming Laboratories International and BMM International have been approved
by the NGC as Independent Testing Labs.