Game Makers See Jackpot As States Make Online Gambling Legal

Patrons play a video blackjack machine at the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Photograph by Mike Mergen/Bloomberg

3G Studios, a video game developer in Reno, Nev., is betting on online gambling. The private company, with 47 U.S. employees, has hired almost 80 new contractors in India and China and expects to have 200 dedicated solely to making gambling games by the end of the year. 3G is one of a handful of game makers jockeying for gambling business, expecting states, hungry for new tax revenue, to open the floodgates for Internet casinos.

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