MGM Resorts International and two other companies, Las Vegas-based Z4Poker LLC and Los Angeles-based CAMS LLC, were officially awarded licenses to compete in Nevada’s new intrastate online poker arena. This comes after they were given approval by the Gaming Control Board earlier this month.
What’s next for MGM?
In the coming months, MGM Resorts intends to fire up at play-for-fun poker room to drum up attention and a fan base. (MGM already has a social media poker site, myVEGAS.com that it is powering in partnership with Playstudios. This would be a separate endeaver).
MGM Resorts has partnered with bwin.party Digital Entertainment PLC to provide a real-money online poker website. This website is on hold until bwin.party is approved for an online poker license in Nevada. According to a Vegas Inc article, members of the Nevada Gaming Commission commented that the approved license for MGM is independent of the upcoming review of bwin.party, which is a large, international poker operator that powers PartyPoker, PartyCasino, the WPT, and other brands.
It’s important to note that these online poker licenses are for for skill-game, opponent-based online poker. Video poker does not fall into this category.
After recently increasing its presence in Brazil, Pragmatic Play has taken an "important step" in the Greek market after receiving the A1 supplier license issued by Greek Gambling Authority. According to the developer, this historic breakthrough allows the Gibraltar-based company to continue supplying its premium slots and other casino games across the Southeast European market.
UK-based online casino and mobile casino software provider, iSoftBet, has further expanded its extensive online casino library by partnering with the German gaming studio, Hölle Games. The European strategic alliance facing the German provider will see an increase in iSoftBet's influence in the country. The headquarters are located in Berlin and Hölle develops mostly online slots and the company name comes from the expression "Spielhölle," which means a place to play slots.
Relax Gaming (RG), an online casino provider, has strengthened its position in the Denmark market through a recent agreement with a leading casino brand and well-known pleasure garden in Copenhagen, Tivoli. The company is operated by Danske Spil and this brand has been active in the Danish online casino world for almost a decade. As a part of the new deal, Tivoli will have access to the Relax iGaming platform and casino gaming library.