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Preparing For Online Poker 2.0

by Ed Miller |  Published: Mar 07, 2012


Online poker is returning to the United States. In 2011, Nevada passed a statute permitting the Nevada Gaming Commission to regulate online poker. The NGC has since drafted regulations and, as of the time of this writing, is accepting applications for online poker licenses. Online poker will be coming to Nevada sometime in 2012. Other states are following suit. And, importantly, the Department of Justice has recently announced that they no longer consider the Interstate Wire Act of 1961 to apply to online poker. This admission that online poker doesn’t violate federal law clears the road for legal and regulated online poker in many (though likely not all) states. To say I’m excited would be an understatement. I can’t help but think back to the Paradise and Party Poker days of the first half of the last decade when the biggest games on these sites were populated by many clueless ...

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