A press release was issued on February 2nd, 2012, by Fertitta Interactive LLC announcing that in order to expand its gaming licenses to include online poker in Nevada, an application was submitted to the Nevada Gaming Control Board.
"We support the regulation of online poker," Lorenzo Fertitta said in the statement. "Our industry leading software has a track record of complying with the strictest regulations in jurisdictions around the world."
"Nevada has always been the leader in gaming regulation and we're pleased to file our application here," Fertitta continued. "Our goal is to provide customers with the best online gaming experience in a safe and well-regulated online environment."
Late last year Fertitta acquired online gaming provider CyberArts Licensing LLC, which specializes in online poker and had this to say about it:
“Fertitta Interactive fully supports the federal regulation of online poker in the United States. In CyberArts, we found a leader in the development and design of online gaming software with an exemplary track record of regulatory compliance. We will be working on new and innovative products with the goal of ultimately providing consumers with the best online gaming experience in a safe and secure environment.”
Fertitta Interactive owns the UFC and Station Casinos based in Las Vegas. Prior to the acquisition of CyberArts, a strategic partnership with Full Tilt Poker fell through after Black Friday.
The list of companies that have filed applications with the Nevada Gaming Control Board that want to expand into the online realm include South Point, 888 Holdings, Ball Technologies Inc., Cantor Gaming, International Game Technology, including, of course, Fertitta Interactive LLC.