NZ Operator Applies for Gaming License in Nevada

Aristocrat, a gaming operator which got its start in Australia and New Zealand, is expanding at a rapid rate. After sending some of its most popular games to casinos in Europe and Asia, Aristocrat is now eyeing the American gambling market, which is likely to boom in 2012.

Last week, it was confirmed that Aristocrat submitted an application to Nevada gaming regulators, requesting to be one of the first operators to launch online casino games available to the state’s residents. Aristocrat already has a land-based license in the state, so the company’s executives are confident that it will receive a quick approval.

This announcement comes just weeks after the American Department of Justice announced that the Wire Act 1961 applies only to sportsbetting. As such, other forms of gambling are allowed in the country.

While the federal government has not yet passed a law legalizing online gambling, several states have taken the situation into their own hands. Nevada is among many states that are looking to offer online gambling and any operators that receive licenses for these markets are likely to experience a great deal of success.

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