• Nevada Passes Online Gambling Bill

    13 June 2011

    Newspaper

    It looks like Nevada is poised and can now start getting ready for online poker. All we need now, as usual, is federal help. Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval signed 36 bills into law Friday and one was AB258 which was designed to make Nevada a front runner of internet gambling.

    The was only one revision to the bill and that came after Black Friday on April 15th when the U.S. Justice department handed down indictments on the three major online poker sites. Originally the bill was designed to prohibit the denying of a Nevada license to online poker sites. That provision has now been deleted.

    With many of the major land based gambling giants showing a stronger interest in online gambling, this bill according to Assemblyman William Horne will make Nevada a licensing model for all the other states.

    There is one caveat though; this bill will go in effect if and when the federal government legalizes online gambling. There has been a lot of maneuvering among the major land base gambling companies and there is a bill currently getting ready to be presented in Congress so maybe this all will come together.

    Looks like those of us who enjoy a little online poker and the lawmakers in Nevada are all betting on the same side.

    Related News

    • 29 September 2017

      Bede Gaming Pursuing Future Partnerships

      Leading software giant in the gambling industry, Bede Gaming, has directed its forces on building stronger relationships with key operators, deeply widening the business network and strengthening its position. By working closely with proven casino establishments, the company is due to ensure higher performance ranks and further adjustment of the award-winning gaming platforms. Back-up Approach For Operators

      Read full article
    • 24 August 2017

      What is the Internet Gambling Amendment Bill?

      All legal online casino gambling and real money poker play will soon become a thing of the past for Australians. On August 9 the Senate passed The Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill 2016. The writing had been on the wall since the bill was introduced on the floor of the House of Representatives of the Australian Federal Parliament on November 10, 2016. The bill amended the Interactive Gambling Act 2001 (IGA).  Where did the IGA Amendment Bill Come From?

      Read full article
    • 24 August 2017

      PokerStars ends advertising relationships in Australia

      PokerStars Partners, the marketing arm of The Stars Group (formerly Amaya) responsible for promoting the popular brand, announced to advertising affiliates on Tuesday that all promotion of the PokerStars brand in Australia must cease immediately. Government Bans Online Casinos and Poker Sites August 9 the Australian Senate passed the Internet Gambling Amendment Bill 2016 after the bill had passed the house in similar form in June.

      Read full article