888, a London, UK-listed operator of online casino, bingo and poker games, on Friday announced that it has gained a license to operate in the United States. The online gaming giant, which is headquartered in and regulated by the Government of Gibraltar, says the Nevada Gaming Commission has approved the licensing of 888 as an ‘Interactive Gaming Service Provider’ at a meeting held in Las Vegas, and in connection therewith the licensing of its key executives and controlling shareholders. Reuters reported the news this morning, noting that it isn’t much of a surprise as the Nevada state gaming control board voted to recommend approval earlier this month. Nevertheless, the news is significant because it makes 888 the first truly Internet-only gambling company to obtain a license to operate in the US.
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