Nevada Set To Vote On Online Poker Regulations

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The Nevada Gaming Commission is set to vote on the regulations that were drafted by the Nevada Gaming Control Commission regarding legalized online poker in the state.

Should the commission vote the regulations into effect, it would set up an environment where gaming operators could apply for and launch online poker sites within Nevada. The legislation is contingent on federal approval, however the possibility exists that intrastate poker could be put into effect if further legislation is passed.

Speaking to the Associated Press, NGCB Chairman Mark Lipparelli said that while Congress debates the issue that "In the meantime, Nevada's new regulations could allow the state's casino companies to operate gambling websites limited to players within Nevada's borders."

Many large gambling companies are interested in gaining a Nevada online poker license, with MGM,, 888 Holdings and Caesars Entertainment planning on moving forward once regulations are passed.