Nevada Online Poker Meeting Hears New Suggestions

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The Nevada Gaming Control Board held its second hearing on the proposed regulations for legal online poker, and a number of new suggestions were brought up during the meeting.

Among the topics discussed at the hearing were an exclusionary database and player to player transfers. The transfers saw particular face time at the meeting with Chair Mark Liparelli saying that the NGCB wanted to avoid "shadow banking" where players may attempt to get around financial structural rules.

An 888 Holdings legal representative spoke about the meeting, praising the state's decision to set up a regulated market for the popular card game. “It’s unfortunate that a country that gave birth to the Internet, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, is stuck in prohibition,” the representative said. He then went on to state that his company would set up a physical presence in Nevada once the law is finalized.

Meetings regarding the online poker law are continuing, with the final details to be set in December, which then must be approved by the NGCB.