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Internet Poker Hearing in Las Vegas

27 September 2011 by admin

NevadaOn Monday the Nevada Gaming Control Board held a hearing on proposed regulating for intrastate online gambling. The regulations would only take place if the federal government opts to allow it, so it will be a moot point if Congress doesn’t change its mind on the industry. Still, the law passed by Nevada earlier this year required the state to put regulations in place by January 31. Monday’s hearing was a step toward accomplishing that.

The proposed regulations were released at the end of August. On Monday, the Gaming Control Board spend over an hour talking to the public, including gaming lawyers, consultants, and representatives from Nevada’s casinos. Mark Lipparelli, chairman of the Gaming Control Board, said that the board is planning to hold additional public hearings in November and then vote on regulations in December.

Lipparelli said that the board currently has “a solid foundation for regulations” and that proposals from industry professionals resulted in some “cleanup language revisions and changes.” The board received comments on the proposals by a number of companies, such as Cantor Gaming, International Game Technology, Caesars Entertainment and Boyd Gaming Corporation. Most of the companies that commented on the proposed regulations have asked their comments to be private.

In one of the questions of concern to the casino operators, the board stated that anyone who currently has a Nevada gaming license would have to apply for and pay for a second license to operate an Internet casino. Currently the major casinos pay $500,000 for their initial license and then another $250,000 each year.

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