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NetEffect Networks Looking at Nevada Online Gaming

IT Company Applies for Class 2 Service Provider License

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The company is the first of its kind to applyLas Vegas-based NetEffect Networks, Inc has applied to be a class 2 service provider in a future Nevada online gaming industry that would begin with poker, according to information Card Player received from the state’s Gaming Control Board.

The information technology company would be required to do business with an existing land-based casino, which will be the only entities allowed to operate online poker.

An existing online poker site, with an example being current applicant 888 Holdings plc, would be a class 1 service provider and have to partner with a casino.

Class 2 service providers, like NetEffect Networks, and class 3 service providers, which would be marketing affiliates, could also enter into the business equation.

Class 1 service providers would fall under the most regulatory scrutiny.

Nevada has already legalized Internet gaming and adopted the rules for businesses. It’s just a matter of licensing companies to provide the games.

The Las Vegas StripHere’s the up-to-date list of entities seeking to participate in Nevada online poker:

  • Cantor G&W (Nevada) L.P. — Service Provider
  • South Point Poker (Gaughan Straight Holdings) — Operator
  • IGT — Manufacturer/Service Provider
  • 888 Holdings plc/888 US Limited — Manufacturer/Distributor/Service Provider
  • Bally Technologies — Manufacturer/Service Provider
  • Shuffle Master — Service Provider
  • Aristocrat Technologies — Manufacturer/Distributor/Service Provider
  • Monarch Casino — Operator
  • Caesars Entertainment — Operator
  • Boyd Gaming — Operator
  • Fertitta Interactive, LLC — Operator/Service Provider
  • Fertitta Acquisitionsco, LLC — Manufacturer/Service Provider
  • MGM Resorts Online, LLC — Operator
  • ACEP Interactive, LLC — Operator/Service Provider
  • NetEffect Networks, Inc — Class 2 Service Provider
  • Gaming Laboratories International — Independent Testing Lab
  • BMM Compliance — Independent Testing Lab