The Nevada Gaming Control Board apparently approved ZenSports last week for a non-restricted gaming license in Nevada.
The board also judged ZenSports co-founders Mark Thomas and Etan Mizrahi-Shalom as suitable key employees, which means they can operate gaming operations anywhere in the state.
In a blog post Tuesday, Thomas wrote:
“This is an absolutely huge milestone for ZenSports and the state of Nevada. It’s not easy to get a gaming license in Nevada, and Nevada is the gold standard for licensing throughout the world. We just went through the most rigorous set of investigations that exists out there, which puts us in a great position to be able to get licensed in other states throughout the U.S. as we grow and expand. It’s also a huge win for the state of Nevada because they’re getting an innovative, hard-working company that is looking to grow and become an integral part of the Nevada gaming ecosystem for many years to come.”
Thomas said in an email announcement that the development “puts us in a great position for mega-growth with ZenSports.”
The Wall Street Journal recently profiled ZenSports, including its effort to buy a truck-stop casino in Lovelock, Nevada to give the company the physical presence required by the gaming board to operate its mobile sports betting platform in the state.
ZenSports runs on ICON smart contracts and supports funding, betting and trading in ICX. So it should go without saying that if you own ICX, this is very good news.