Multi-Player Gambling Platform to be Created by Shuffle Master
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January 19, 2012
A team of designers has been employed by the gambling firm Shuffle Master to create a multiplayer gambling platform. This is a key development made by the company to achieve its goal of launching an interactive division. The plan of launching an interactive division was made long before the DOJ’s clarification on the Wire Act.
Castle stated that February will be Full of Action in the Nevada State
Castle left Zynga in 2011 and decided to join Shuffle Master. He stated that in February 2011, a lot action will take place across the Nevada state. Poker enthusiasts will jump in to be a part of the action. The question is what companies will they choose.
Apart from Shuffle Master, quite a few gambling firms also want a market share. The online gambling market in Nevada is worth billions of dollars. Vendors, online gambling operators and software providers are all set to grab a share of the market.
With the DOJ’s clarification on the Wire Act, innumerable opportunities have opened up for US states to create a regulatory framework for online gambling. Companies have already started applying for licenses after the DOJ’s announcement. Some of them are Caesars Entertainment, Shuffle Master, International Game Technology and MGM Resorts.
Strategic alliances have been initiated by a few US gambling firms with offshore companies. Most offshore operated sites are UK based. MGM Resorts and Boyd Gaming have partnered with Bwin.party Digital Entertainment to offer online poker services in the US.
Columbia and Nevada Ahead of Other US States
Nevada and Columbia are ahead of other US states at present regarding establishing online poker regulations. However, quite a few US states are facing budget deficits. According to analysts, these states may move ahead of Columbia and Nevada in regulating online poker as the industry is great for generating revenues.
Major gambling firms have set their eyes on the US online gambling market. It is a lucrative one – worth $6 billion. A major part of this revenue is now earned by offshore sites as a large number of Americans play poker online illegally on these platforms. Analysts suggest that the industry will grow further and have the potential to bring in as much as $10 billion in the near future. The chairman of US Digital Gaming, Richard Bronson stated that 2012 will be known in the US as the year of online gambling. Nevada will be joined by at least two more states with regard to approving online poker regulations.