Bally Technologies Gets First Nevada e-Poker License

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US based gambling giant Bally Technologies has taken a big step towards being authorized to manufacture online gaming systems in Nevada, as the company had its license application approved by the Nevada Gaming Control Board.

Bally's application was approved by the three man NGCB panel, and will now go before the Nevada Gaming Commission on June 21st, when the gambling body will make a final decision on the matter.

The current online poker law in Nevada would allow players aged 21 and up to play the game from their computers when it is enacted. In its current form the law requires either the approval of the Department of Justice or a federal law change. Some say that move occurred last December, when the DoJ opined that the Wire Act only prohibits sportsbetting.

Should Bally's application be approved by the NGC, it will be the first company in Nevada to have an e-Gaming license.