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Showing posts with label Nevada poker bill. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nevada poker bill. Show all posts

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Nevada Assembly Passes Online Poker Bill

But don’t worry it’s corrupt and evil just like you’d think.

The bill that was passed is a modification of a previous version.  The previous version would let Nevada residents play online poker regardless of federal regulation, but the version that actually passed was essentially just a machine to grant licenses as soon as the federal government explicitly legalizes (the non explicitly illegal) online poker.  So essentially this is just a bill to get Nevada’s hand out and ready to grab some cash when the time comes.

The bill also, and this is the evil part, requires that sites seeking a Nevada license must have a partnership with an existing Nevada land based casino that has been in good standing with the gaming commission for at least five years.  So payola to the land casinos is now legally enforced.  All that’s missing is a federal bill that will allow Nevada to license cardrooms.  I wonder how long it will take that to pop up?  I’m guessing within 30 days—any takers?