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International Game Technology (IGT) Endorsed by Nevada Regulators

International Game Technology (IGT) was endorsed last Wednesday by the Nevada regulators.

Nevada regulators gave the endorsement to International Game Technology (IGT) to compete in the up coming market for the mobile gaming devices.

The gaming control board recommends the slot manufacturer from Reno for licensing as an operator of mobile gaming systems.

State Gaming board will decide at an August 24 board meeting.

The IGT move follows after the licenses in May of Cantor Gaming as the first distributor of the wireless gadgets.

Cantor had led the legislative efforts in a 2005 effort that will allow Nevada wireless gambling.

Amy Monette, director of the IGT research laboratory said that the market studies shows that gamblers are interested in trying to play something different.

Based on the 2005 legislation, Nevada is the first state to allow wireless gambling in the public vicinity of a casino.

Public vicinity includes the lounges, restaurants and pool area. Areas that mobile games cannot be supervised in like hotel suites are restricted.

Monette said that numerous gamblers are excited to try the mobile games.

Casinos have also expressed an interest of trying the mobile gaming while other casinos are still waiting for the outcome of the trial.

Players can choose from roulette, slots, poker, keno and horse race.

 

Sunday, August 20, 2006

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