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Nevada Moves On Interactive Gaming Regulations

Nevada Moves On Interactive Gaming Regulations

by Brian Pempus |  Published: Oct 19, 2011

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After numerous amendments in its path through the Nevada legislature, Assembly Bill 258, which gives the Nevada Gaming Commission the authority to adopt regulations for interstate interactive gaming, was signed into law by Governor Brian Sandoval in June. The bill’s called-for regulations are aimed to put the Silver State first in line to operate Internet poker if federal legislation is passed or the U.S. Department of Justice determines it is permissible under law. Multiple attempts are underway in Washington D.C. to push federal legislation through, and if eventually successful, the Nevada Gaming Commission could begin to issue licenses to qualifying casinos for Internet poker. In late August the Nevada Gaming Commission released its first set of draft regulations for a taxed and regulated online poker system in the Silver State. Keeping Nevada as the ‘Gold Standard’ in Regulation Regulators are seeking to establish the same control that has been established ...


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