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MGM, Boyd et Golden Nugget filed for extension in Nevada

Land-based casino operators MGM Resorts International, Boyd Gaming and Golden Nugget have officially filed for extensions to their respective online poker plans in the US state of Nevada.

According to the Cardplayer.com website, each company appeared on the agenda for the October meeting of Nevada’s three-member Gaming Control Board.

Nevada rules state firms must move their business plans forward within six months of first being approved by state regulators. MGM, Boyd and Golden Nugget were all approved for online gambling in the state last autumn.

MGM and Boyd have deals with bwin.party Digital Entertainment to run the back-end of their respective products, while Golden Nugget is working with Bally Technologies.

Given the extensive testing and preparation needed for debut online ventures, some firms have applied for more time, and the requests have been accepted by the regulators.

WSOP.com, the real-money online poker platform of online gaming operator Caesars Entertainment Group, and operator Ultimate Poker are the only companies to have gone live with their online poker services in Nevada to date.

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