In yet another “jockeying for position once the U.S. opens up” move, the Nevada Gaming Control Board will begin taking applications for intrastate online poker licenses beginning in February 2012.
Mark Lipparelli, chairman of the Control Board, told industry professionals attending the two-day U.S. Online Gaming Law conference at Aria last Thursday that the agency would be geared to begin investigations that month.
Lipparelli said the process should be quicker for companies already holding other licenses in Nevada. Once licensed, companies would be able to offer online poker play within the state’s boundaries in closed-loop settings similar to the way some companies offer sports betting online or by telephone.
Companies still wouldn’t be allowed to offer online poker play to people living outside Nevada’s borders.
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