According to an iGaming Business article, The Chairman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board, Mark Lipparelli, confirmed that intra-state online poker could be up and running for real money in 2012 for all those online operators with approved licenses and technical systems approved by the state.
Mr. Lipparelli detailed the timeline for Nevada’s online gaming application process and confirmed that the approval will give a company the ability to operate without additional legislation.
“The process from here will see licence applicants appearing on our public agendas in May/June. For the successful licence applicants, the last step in turning the systems on will be a technical evaluation, and although we’re not certain how long this process will take, it’s plausible, even likely, that you’ll see the first set of systems approved for initial deployment by the fall.”
Late spring and early summer is the timeline according to Lipparelli for technical evaluations for the operators that were “thoughtful about their approach and had their systems reviewed by test labs in the past” could very possibly be in operation be late fall to early part of 2013.
Nevada is known for being the largest state for gambling in the USA, and when they have a three-month period of declining gambling revenues, it starts to be a little scary for the industry as a whole. Thankfully, they ended this losing streak in September and showed a fair amount of growth. They found that the total winnings for the month of September were about $916.3 million, and that's a 1.5 percent boost from September of 2014.
In many parts of the world, PayPal is a viable and common method for making reliable deposits and withdrawals for various forms of online gambling. In the United States, however, they pulled out of that market over a decade ago. For the first time, however, they are offering payments for online poker in Nevada through Caesars Interactive Entertainment. This is being offered for players on the WSOP.com platform with expansions coming soon.
On Wednesday, Nevada took its first step toward its goal of offering online poker to residents of other states. After two of its largest slot machine manufacturers, International Game Technology and Bally Technologies, petitioned the state’s gaming commission to allow multijursidictional progressive prizes, the Nevada Gaming Control Board conducted a proposal workshop meeting to suss out regulatory and technical scenarios.