Ireland based wagering company Paddy Power looks to be headed toward the United States, with a report claiming that the gambling giant is looking to apply for an online poker license in Nevada.
If Paddy Power does indeed come stateside, it will be following in the steps of Betfair and William Hill, who have invested in racing companies in America. Reportedly, Paddy Power is looking for state approval from Nevada to obtain a gaming license as a manufacturer and operator of mobile gaming devices. Also hinting at a move to America is a report stating that the company submitted its application as far back as August of last year, and has been taking part in the process since that time.
Speculation also abounds that Paddy Power may be going after the mobile "on premises" gambling market in Nevada, although it would be joining companies like Cantor Gaming, who already have a foothold on the market.
Breon Corcoran, Paddy Power COO is reported in a news article as saying: "The method of applying for the manufacturer and distributors license has been used in the past by people who want to pass probity to then allow them to consider a broad number of options."
There has been no formal statement by the company in regards to these media reports, and it is assumed that the company will be tight lipped until something more concrete is revealed.