Wynn Resorts and Playtech have handed in applications for online licenses in Nevada. Wynn is rumored to be in talks with Zynga about a partnership, while Playtech could launch a real-money social gaming suite for Nevada citizens.
Casino giant Wynn Resorts and online gaming software developers Playtech
are the latest two companies to hand in applications for a Nevada online gaming license.
The two new applications will bring the total number of applicants to 30, and could mean the surfacing of new partnerships in Nevada.
Wynn is reportedly in talks with Zynga about an online gambling partnership, following the footsteps of competitors Caesars and MGM, who have partnered up with 888 and bwin.party, respectively.
Wynn already launched a strategic partnership with PokerStars
last year, but the alliance was dropped when PokerStars was forced to leave the U.S. market as part of the Black Friday proceedings.
According to a report from Reuters
, software developer Playtech is also looking at making waves in Neveda following the acquisition of a number of assets from the company's founder, Teddy Sagi.
The deals amount to €95 million and will according to Playtech CEO Mor Weizer allow the company to enter the social gaming space with real money offerings coming to both online and mobile platforms.
"Social gaming offers exciting growth opportunities for real money gaming organizations to apply their technological and marketing expertise," Weizer said.
Last week, slot machine manufacturer Bally Technologies became the first operator to receive an official recommendation for a Nevada gaming license from the state's gambling authority.
The new intra-state online gambling market is expected to be up and running with the approved and licensed operators early next year.