The state of Nevada is seeing a flood of applications from companies hoping to get an online poker gaming license, a report in Card Player Magazine reports.
Some of the companies who have submitted their applications to the Nevada Gaming Control Board include: 888 Holdings, Bally Technologies, Cantor Gaming, and International Game Technology, among others. It is estimated that the earliest any authorized company will be able to officially operate services in Nevada would be February 2012. Nevada is currently waiting to get final approval of online poker regulations by the NGCB.
Card Player Magazine reported on the Nevada online poker dealings, saying: "Regulators will reconvene toward the end of December to continue to iron out the language in the regulatory drafts, which must be finished by the end of January. February would be the earliest possible time a real-money online poker site could be running in the Silver State , but Lipparelli said laboratory testing and approval of software and other technologies will likely take longer than issuing licenses."