Will Online Casinos Partner with Traditional Casinos in the Future?

by Lou on November 25, 2009

According to Jim Ryan (pictured left), chief executive officer of Gibraltar-based PartyGaming, internet gaming companies can provide casinos with player data and customer tracking technology that’s far better than the technology they use now, and could become the leading edge of casino industry equipment manufacturers if the US legalizes online wagering.

“We utilize technology for e-commerce and can capture player information on a far better scale,” said Ryan. “We can see ourselves becoming partners with traditional casinos.”
Ryan spoke to an audience heavily laden with institutional investors at the Legends of Gaming event. When asked about legalized online gaming’s prospects in the United States, Ryan said he couldn’t believe the government was letting tax dollars slip through its fingers, and questioned why the gaming industry hasn’t supported Rep. Barney Frank’s Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection and Enforcement Act of 2009, a bill seeking to establish regulations allowing licensed gambling operators to accept wagers from inside the United States.
“I just don’t understand why the American Gaming Association hasn’t gotten behind the Frank bill, or any bill supporting internet gaming, for that matter,” Ryan said.

Frank’s bill, the Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection and Enforcement Act of 2009, seeks to establish regulations for allowing licensed gambling operators to accept wagers from inside the United States.

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