We’ve been hearing rumblings about this for awhile, and looks like it may be true now.
According to this article in the Las Vegas Sun, PokerStars is making a push for entry into the U.S. market by getting intrastate regulation passed in the state of Nevada.
If passed, PokerStars is reportedly offering 6.75% of its rake to the state of Nevada (the same percent brick & mortar casinos have to pay).
The article makes one important note, specifically calling out the path many industry insiders expect online regulation in the U.S. to take:
“Nevada regulations could be a first step toward interstate agreements between regulated Internet gambling states that can share gamblers and revenue, much like the decades-old industry of simulcast horse racing…”
One way or another, there’s a lot of chatter about intrastate and Federal regulation of online poker over the past few weeks, so let’s see if the momentum keeps up.
For more on PokerStars intrastate efforts, go here.
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