A event that has huge potential, albeit minimal media attention: A mobile gambling technology developer has claimed that the Nevada Gaming Control Board has approved its mobile gambling app for BlackBerry smart phones. The company has also submitted the app for approval for the Android mobile operating system.

American Wagering, Inc., a self-described provider of sports wagering technology services, announced on December 20th that the Nevada Gaming Control Board has approved its “LEROY’S® APP©”. 

The approval comes after a successful field trial — mandatory for new gaming technologies — which seemed to indicate its validity.

“American Wagering is the first company to enter the [mobile gambling] market in the United States with an approved application for sports wagering,” the company stated in a news release.

As Nevada is one of the few states where sports betting is legal, it makes sense that American Wagering would focus on approval in that state. The approval means that Nevada citizens can legally bet online using the mobile gambling app, but only when they’re within state borders.

Whether or not GamblingCity.net’s belief that this approval will “make online sports gambling in the state legal in the near future” proves to be true, this is almost certainly a very significant event for the online gambling industry. A mobile gambling app may seem like small potatoes, but considering that it’s the first of its kind to be approved by U.S. regulators, it may well represent the future of mobile gambling in America. (Of course, this sort of technology is already in relatively wide use in other parts of the world, like Europe.)

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