Gambling MVNO in the works?

Mar 19 2006 - 04:47 PM ET | MVNO, Rumor

MocoNews notes that an online gambling company stated in its annual report that it intends to launch a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) for gambling. MVNOs often go after a niche audience, such as sports nuts (Mobile ESPN) and spanish speakers (Movida). Fortuna Gambling sees an opening for mobile gambling:

"The long-term vision is to develop the ultimate Mobile Virtual Network Operator [MVNO] for the gambling sector, providing a branded mobile subscription service directly to consumers with a goal of being synonymous with mobile gambling, like the recently launched Mobile ESPN is with the mobile sports sector."

Online gambling is currently a grey area with US authorities--usually operations keep staff and servers in other countries to counteract US gaming law.