MGM Gets the Nevada Green Light
With another three licenses handed out recently to join in the Nevada Intra-state poker party it seems like there's going to be a lot of competition over in the desert pretty soon. By far the most significant license to be granted recently is the one that goes to the huge MGM resorts. MGM has given itself a little head start on the competition as it already has a social site in partnership with Playstudios called myVEGAS and plans are in the pipeline for a play money site to be released early in the new year. The real big deal for MGM is however, the approval of the Bwin application. MGM and Boyd are in partnership on the real money side of things, along with bwin.party digital entertainment plc which may be considered for licensing next year and if so would prove a formidable trio on the online Intra-state scene with MGM and Boyd. Bwin.party shouldn't have a problem with their application and many observers are seeing it as a given. Other approvals recently include Z4Poker who are ambitiously designing not only a poker platform but also a bingo and keno product putting them on the front foot should the national market open up any further. CAMS gets the other license and they offer all round fraud and security, as well as age verification solutions.