Slot machine companies Bally Technologies and Aristocrat Technologies have reached an agreement to offer online poker should it be regulated in the United States

The deal comes a day after Shuffle Master Gaming announced it was acquiring the OnGame Network.

From the GPWA:

The transaction between Bally and the U.S. subsidiary of Aristocrat Technologies of Australia will allow them to move faster and more effectively by working together should online gaming -- particularly online poker -- be legalized in the United States, officials with the companies said in a statement.

"By teaming up, Bally and Aristocrat can source and integrate with the strongest online poker product, specifically tailored for this market," said Bally Chief Executive Officer Richard Haddrill.