Regulators OK hi-tech wizardry

May 22, 2007 3:34 AM

Regulators were busy last week approving new high-tech gaming devices for Nevada’s casinos.

New York-based Sona Mobile won approval from the Nevada Gaming Commission to market its line of wireless and wired gaming products, which include software for various casino games, as well as horse racing and sports book applications.

In addition to producing wireless systems that can be operated on mobile phones, PDAs (personal digital assistants) and tablets, Sona Mobile produces a server-based gaming solution, which gives casinos a high-level of player tracking.

"We look forward to submitting our products to the Nevada Gaming Commission and working with the various gaming venues throughout Nevada," said Shawn Kreloff, CEO of Sona Mobile. "The Nevada Gaming Commission has strict guidelines and regulations and we are thrilled to count ourselves among the very few that have met these high regulatory standards."

Also meeting the NGC’s high standards was North Carolina-based PokerTek Inc., which develops and markets a fully-electronic, 10-seat poker table called the PokerPro.

The PokerPro uses touch-tone computer screens and an electronic system that eliminates poker chips for the players.

PokerTek also produces a two-seat Heads-Up electronic poker table.

"Receiving our manufacturing and distributor license is a major milestone for PokerTek," said Lou White, PokerTek’s CEO. "Getting to this point is a testament to the hard work of our compliance team, which has devoted a tremendous effort over a long period of time to achieve this goal."