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Nevada Gaming Control Board Chairman: Online Poker By Year End "Possible"

Poker players in Nevada may see legalized online poker in operation by the years end, the Chairman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board told iGaming Business in an interview this week.

Speaking to the industry publication, Nevada Gaming Control Board Chairman Mark Lipparelli said: “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."

Lipparelli also noted that no additional legislation will be required once the State Senate approves of the technical systems and licensing has been obtained by a poker operator.

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