Online Gaming Note

Online Gaming Note

Summary:

The growth in popularity of interactive and online gaming has led several states to pursue new legislative measures to capture the potential revenue streams and opportunities that IT technology could provide. New Jersey and Nevada passed authorizing legislation for these activities, in addition to new interstate compact language, that could be of interest to other states. 

New Jersey
The Casino Control Act (Assembly Bill 2578), which became law in February 2013, allows Atlantic City's casinos to run websites that take bets on games such as blackjack, slots and poker. Under the law, however, bettors must be physically present in the state.

Nevada
Assembly Bill 258 ,which became law in 2011, requires the Nevada Gaming Commission to establish by regulation certain provisions authorizing the intrastate licensing and operation of Internet poker. This bill further provides that a license to operate interstate interactive gaming does not become effective until: (1) the passage of federal legislation authorizing interactive gaming; or (2) the United States Department of Justice notifies the Commission or the State Gaming Control Board that interactive gaming is permissible under federal law.

Nevada
Assembly Bill 258 ,which became law in 2011, requires the Nevada Gaming Commission to establish by regulation certain provisions authorizing the intrastate licensing and operation of Internet poker. This bill further provides that a license to operate interstate interactive gaming does not become effective until: (1) the passage of federal legislation authorizing interactive gaming; or (2) the United States Department of Justice notifies the Commission or the State Gaming Control Board that interactive gaming is permissible under federal law.

 

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