One of the most exciting news hit across the poker world in U.S. when the Gaming Commission of Nevada announced the approval of intra-state play of online poker. With this, Nevada has become the first U.S. state to allow playing online poker. The move has set the stage for the licensing of the companies to go on and offer online poker in Nevada.
The regulations that have been passed by a definite unanimous vote and they allow for the companies which are currently licensed by the aforesaid state to apply. Six companies have gone ahead and already filed in their applications: Cantor Gaming, Shuffle Master, International Game Technology, Bally’s Technology, South Point, and Caesars Entertainment.
As vegasinc.com has said that: “The new regulations require applicants to prove their ability to maintain controls on player registration, prevent underage play and establish the location of players before being licensed. Regulations also address what information must be presented on their websites, record keeping, dispute resolution, fees and taxation and problem gambling notifications.”
Companies that are not at the moment currently licensed in the state of Nevada will be definitely investigated as per the state regulations.
The regulations have opened out their doors for the entire state to officially go on ahead and accept applications, a move that had been first announced more than about a month ago.
“We’ve taken our brick-and-mortar operational standards to a new level,” Michael Lipparelli, who is chairman of the Gaming Control Board, said at the U.S. Online Gaming Law conference in the month of November. “We’re going to continue to be flexible, but we also think we’ve gone ahead and set the bar high for licensing and suitability.”