PartyGaming, the Gibraltar based iGaming powerhouse, is understood to have signed at least two major agreements to supply a gaming platform for online poker (and perhaps casino) to whale size Las Vegas land based casinos.
The Vegas casinos that Media Man http://www.mediamanint.com and Gambling911 insiders hint are in the mix include MGM, Las Vegas Sands, Boyd Gaming and Caesars (former Harrahs Entertainment). It's unlikely a Donald Trump casino is in, as he's just sold at least one of his establishments. Trump is a fan of online casinos, but leaks say he is frustrated by what appears to be slow progress of igaming into mainstream America.
PartyGaming http://www.partycasino.com/index.htm?wm=3221754 left the US after the UIGEA bill became law and a settlement towards $300 million was made with the DOJ (Department Of Justice).
The firm smartly snatched the opportunity to re-enter the US market if online gambling was ever legalized.
PartyGaming, which has now merged with Bwin, an Austrian based outfit is now ideally positioned to become a major force in the US, having also conducted b2b with other nations government departments, and has many a U.S senator and lawmaker on side, not to mention poker and casino associations and players.
Legalized online gambling in the US is tipped to be just around the corner, as legislators will provide a bill to congress for a vote.
Pro gambling groups and switched on politicians who can see the financial benefits are pushing hard for PartyGaming and a number other iGaming brands to go above board in the United States.
Party enjoys strong presence in the U.S (and Canada and Australia), with its Hollywood titles including Marvel Entertainment tie ins, plus the World Poker Tour brand which it owns and operates, and frequently gets airtime on television broadcasts in much of the western world. It's now or never for PartyGaming, and our leaks tell us its now, no bluff!
Readers, as always, bet with your head, not over it, and have fun.
*Media Man http://www.mediamanint.com conducts some b2b with PartyGaming brands, as they do with dozens of other media, entertainment and gaming companies. Media Man is not a gaming company, but covers the sector, as they do over a dozen other industry verticals.
*The writer is a regular contributor for Gambling911.
*The writer's favorite slot games are Sinatra Slot and Thor at PartyCasino