Nevada

A strategic alliance between leading business-to-business (B2B) online gaming solution providers Bally Technologies and Shuffle Master will result in the Ongame poker software being offered on Bally’s iGaming platform.

Recommended by the Nevada Gaming Control Board to receive an interactive gaming license just last week, Bally Technologies has added a poker software component to its ChiliGaming igaming platform acquired in February.

“Bally is pleased to offer Ongame’s proven poker platform, which will provide a unique offering through its integration on Bally’s iGaming platform,” said John Connelly, Bally Technologies’ Vice President of Business Development. “Bally Technologies and Aristocrat Technologies have agreed to offer Ongame as one of their preferred poker solutions, thus creating a combined liquidity pool for our customers.”

In March, Shuffle Master struck a deal to obtain the Ongame Network from bwin.party for €19.5m. The deal also included a provision for Shuffle Master to pay bwin.party an additional €10m over a five year period following “the commencement of legalized, real-money online poker in the US.”

Bally competitor International Game Technology (IGT) was also recommended by the Nevada Gaming Control Board to receive an interactive gaming license despite a skin on its newly-acquired asset—the Entraction network—failing to repay players.