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888 is first online gambling company to win US license

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888, a London, UK-listed operator of online casino, bingo and poker games, today announced that it has gained a license to operate in the United States.

The online gaming giant, which is headquartered in and regulated by the Government of Gibraltar, says the Nevada Gaming Commission has approved the licensing of 888 as an 'Interactive Gaming Service Provider' at a meeting held in Las Vegas, and in connection therewith the licensing of its key executives and controlling shareholders.

Reuters reported the news this morning, noting that it isn't much of a surprise as the Nevada state gaming control board voted to recommend approval earlier this month.

Nevertheless, the news is significant because it makes 888 the first truly Internet-only gambling company to obtain a license to operate in the US.

The company's CEO, Brian Mattingley, put it this way:

"This is an historic moment for 888.

This is the first time a company uniquely providing online gaming has been licensed by any US jurisdiction."

He adds that the State of Nevada's decision "vindicates 888's US strategy" and that the company will be re-launching the 888 brand in the US following the finalization of platform approval.

The Nevada licence will enable 888 not only to launch its 888 brand — using the 'Treasure Island' operators licence — in Nevada, but also to support a number of its partners.

Concretely, that means the license will allow 888 to power Caesars Interactive Entertainment's WSOP poker brand, and support slot machine manufacturer WMS Gaming in offering an online product to its customers.

Back in late 2006, 888 indefinitely suspended business from customers in the United States, in light of the passage of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act by the US Congress.

Times have changed, however, and now US states are lining up to legislate their way into the potentially lucrative market of Internet gambling and mobile real-money casino games.

Efforts to pass a national bill pertinent to the cause are also gaining steam. Legislation that opens the door to online gambling in the U.S. could be introduced within weeks, according to various reports.

TNW, Lottery Post Staff

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Posted: March 23, 2013, 10:16 am - IP Logged

Its only a matter of time before the Feds decide they want a BIGGER piece of this action.

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    Posted: March 23, 2013, 11:05 am - IP Logged

    Harry Reid is probably going through their pockets already.

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      Harry Reid is probably going through their pockets already.

      LOL, you know he's all over this.

      Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

      For a lead role in a cage?

       

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        LOL, you know he's all over this.

        Like ticks on a hound dog!!


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            LOL they don't call him "Weasel Harry" for nothingWink

            I Love Pink & Green 1908

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              Crazy 8's

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                well im glad after black friday i was sick wtgParty

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                  Posted: March 23, 2013, 3:52 pm - IP Logged

                  So it will be legal to play there instead of playing in Tennessee????  Whats the word ridge ?

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                      Harry Reid is probably going through their pockets already.

                      They probably lined his pockets first.

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                        Posted: March 27, 2013, 7:27 am - IP Logged

                        This must be a really big step! For sure a lot of players are happy to hear about this news. This will definitely create huge amount of revenue that will aid the

                        government to fund some projects.

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                          This must be a really big step! For sure a lot of players are happy to hear about this news. This will definitely create huge amount of revenue that will aid the government to fund some projects.