Two Companies Up For Nevada Poker Licenses

Getting a online poker license in Nevada is a big deal nowadays, especially with the direction online gambling has been going in the state. The latest companies that have been cleared initial licensing hurdles and can potentially compete in Nevada’s new intrastate online poker industry is WMS Industries Inc. of Waukegan, Ill., and American Casino & Entertainment Properties LLC (ACEP), Las Vegas.

The State Gaming Control Board recommended online poker licensure for both companies. WMS Industries Incorporated is a slot machine maker, and American Casino & Entertainment Properties is a casino operator.

American Casino & Entertainment Properties owns the Stratosphere as well as two Arizona Charlie’s casinos in Las Vegas. The also own the Aquarius in Laughlin.

The American Casino & Entertainment Properties have a player’ club for their brick-and-mortar casino customers called ace PLAY, which means they already have a database of players that they can market to easily. They were recommended as a interactive gaming operator. WMS Industries  on the other hands was recommended as a interactive gaming system manufacturer and also as a service provider.

It’ll be interesting to see what both companies do. Since the American Casino & Entertainment Properties already has a database with potential clients, they may initially find more success than other companies.

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