PartyGaming to Make US Online Gambling Return

Published February 14, 2011 by OCR Editor

PartyGaming to Make US Online Gambling Return

Company reportedly strikes deal to provide online poker platform.

PartyGaming has pulled of a major coup, signing a deal with at least one big US casino to provide an online poker platform for the US market when it is regulated, Britain's Daily Mail has reported.

Deal Struck

It is rumored that the Gibraltar-based online gaming company signed a b2b deal with at least one if not two of the major US casinos - Boyd Gaming, MGM, Las Vegas Sands and Caeasars.

PartyGaming is about to merge with Austrian company bwin to become the biggest firm in the industry, and these deals would give it a foothold in the US online gaming market in the event that online poker and gambling are soon legalized by the federal government.

Legal dispute

Many European companies, PartyGaming included, left the US following the passing of the 2006 Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act, which effectively outlawed online gambling in the country.

PartyGaming became embroiled in a legal dispute over their practices in the US, although this has since been settled.

See also

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