New Operator to Enter Nevada Online Gambling Market in 2014

The Nevada Gaming Commission has now approved the Siena Hotel Spa Casino to be able to offer online gambling in the state. With the approval, the casino will be the first to be a privately owned company to provide gambling options to those inside the state’s borders. The company will be entering into the market beginning next year.

The casino is located in Reno and has been trying for some time now to branch out. In 2010 the company went under after multiple attempts at resurrection and had to close their doors. The casino was then bought by another company and renovated. Once the renovations were completed, the casino was open for business again in 2011.

The new owners of the casino are David and Eric Colvin, a father and son team. The pair created a new online gaming company titled Z4 Poker last year and was approved that same year by the Nevada Gaming Commission. The company was created to be able to offer online poker in the state of Nevada and this has now been approved, so the company is ready to begin business online.

Z4 will host a new poker platform titled HD Poker which was created by Z4. Eric Colvin has stated that the new poker platform will be unique in the market. In a recent press release the son stated: “We’re extremely excited for the opportunity to compete in this new market. Our belief is that players will prefer excellent software and gameplay to expensive ad campaigns.”

HD Poker is not expected to launch until early 2014 so we can only expect the company to offer real money poker with social aspects but it will be interesting to see how the company makes their offering unique. The company will first launch the play-money version and then after the testing phase, the real money option will be launched.