The US market is never far away from the general casino news at the moment and it appears that more and more firms are predicting a change in the rules which will permit some form of online casino play in the not too distant future. The latest company to be in the casino news for this is Game Account Network or GAN which although not a household name in the online casino world is basically a casino software supplier but unlike some of the bigger names GAN software is often used by online casinos under another brand name which is why the name is not so well known. Nevertheless GAN was listed on the AIM market last November in a €90 million flotation and has recently released first year results which show a profit. The company has recently been in the casino news for signing an agreement with the Empire City casino in New York to develop a gaming website. The Irish casino connection is strong in this arrangement as GAN is controlled by the Smurfit family and the Empire City is owned by the family of Dan Rooney who was previously US Ambassador to Ireland. This is not the first foray into the US market according to casino news reports as GAN has already partnered with nine major casinos including the well known Foxwoods casino and is in talks with others. Chief Executive of GAN Dermot Smurfit Jnr revealed in the casino news that the company was in early stage talks with possible partners in Asia but that the US remains top priority. The big question hanging over all these casino news reports is when legislation will change to allow all these joint ventures to become operational; so far only certain states are allowing online casino gaming for residents of that state.