Station Casinos Owners Buy CyberArts, Eye the US Market
Fertitta Interactive confirmed on Wednesday the purchase of software provider CyberArts. The principal owners of Vegas-based Fertitta own a 45% share in Station Casinos.
“This is the right deal for CyberArts and a tremendous opportunity to continue to provide the best online gaming software in the United States,” said a CyberArts Co-Founder. Fertitta had entered in to a deal with Full Tilt Poker earlier this year, but dissolved the agreement in the Black Friday fall-out.
CyberArts provides software for casino, bingo and online poker with a focus on social media integration. It lists PurePlay.com – a free-to-play, subscription-based poker site – and the AAMS-licensed Gioco Digitale among its poker clients.
Noted as having “an exemplary track record of regulatory compliance” in Wednesday’s press release, it states that the California-based company “has never accepted wagers from US customers.”
However, confusion surrounds this claim, as CyberArts listed Mansion.com as a client prior to its departure from the US market in early 2007. Mansion.com continues to operator today on the iPoker network.