Nevada to Accept Online Poker License Applications Now

Online-PokerNevada to Accept Internet Poker License Applications Now

The NGCB (Nevada Gaming Control Board) on Thursday announced that it would begin accepting applications from online poker providers who wished to do business in the state. The announcement was made by NGCB chairman, Mark Lipparelli, and delivered in a conference related to internet gaming laws in the US. Held at Aria Resort and Casino, the conference was attended by professionals of the gaming industry.

Online Poker in Nevada

Lipparelli also said that the NGCB would be ready for reviewing the applications by February next year, and that the process would be much quicker for existing state-licensed “real” casinos. Furthermore, firms that will be approved to receive full licensing would be bound to offer their services only to players in Nevada. Players from other states or countries will also not be granted access to these websites. However, industry experts are of the opinion that this intrastate online wagering is only an initiative, and that this could eventually lead to interstate online poker.

Las Vegas Online Poker

The Nevada legislature passed several new laws during the early months of 2011, and this led the Control Board as well as the Gaming Commission in the state to begin drafting regulations for online playing of poker. Now the legislation is almost ready and is set to be presented in December. Lipparelli also added that since US was fast becoming a new platform for lawmakers, regulatory revisions or amendments of existing laws in the future could be possible. A former Congressman of the state also said that the urgent need of tax revenues was also among the triggering factors that caused the move.