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Major setback to online gambling bill of Mississippi; Interstate compacts sought by Nevada; More time for laggard operators; California prefers sports betting | 14 February 2013 : WorldCasinoYellowPages

Major setback to online gambling bill of Mississippi; Interstate compacts sought by Nevada; More time for laggard operators; California prefers sports betting

... 14 February 2013

Major setback to online gambling bill of Mississippi; Interstate compacts sought by Nevada; More time for laggard operators; Calif

The Mississippi Lawful Internet Gaming Act, i.e. HB 254 suggested by Bobby Moak, the Rep. suffered a great set back again this week as the same could not satisfy the committee while HB 1372 of Moak had also dropped due to its failure for progressing to the full legislature, the previous year. No doubt, the authorized gaming operators of the state favoured Moak with full strength but the elected officials could not be convinced with all that support to him who advocated that expansion of gaming activities would in no way result them being led to forceful strapping the riverboat paddlewheel through the religious conformists of the state. All these disappointing happenings resulting in breaking the expectations of the Mississippi online gambling aspirants come at a time when the fans in the US and New Jersey are delighted with the green signal given for the same by Chris Christie, the governor who has given his conditional veto, as termed so.

The authorities of Nevada are serious about their permission to penetrate the interstate pacts for sharing online poker liquidity with other genuine and aspirant states while those in New Jersey are set to make the state a leader in the online gambling segment. Dave Schwartz, the director of the UNLV Center for Gaming Research revealed that different concerns seeking the interactive gaming approval from Nevada may be satisfied playing in the sandbox of the small populace of the sate resulting in the compelled expansion of the player pool for facilitating them a commitment for long. A.G. Burnett, the chairman of GCB, i.e. Gaming Control Board informed the Senate Finance Committee of the state on Tuesday that Nevada requires an immediate action to retain their upright standard of operation and gaming regulation as well.

Few of the authorised operators with their Nevada interactive gaming licenses are trying to create hurdles in the efforts of Brian Sandoval, the governor and Burnett, the chairman of GCB who are set to see the things to move fast. Monarch Interactive, ACEP Interactive and South Point Poker were given the go ahead by the GCB this Wednesday in respect of their applications for expansion on completion of lab testing of the respective internet poker software. The operations of the concerned concerns would have to be started within six months upon their interactive licenses being approved. However, the three firms would be given extension till August to complete the testing provided the suggestions of the GCB are approved by the State Gaming Commission. Real-money poker in respect of the South Point would commence dealing around October, as per statement of their COO, Lawrence Vaughan in last August.

The New Jersey authorities have to come up with their assertions latest by Friday in response to the legitimate squabble of Department of Justice seeking centralized prohibition on sports gambling. However there is the news about relaunch of the sports betting law by Roderick, the state Sen. of California that could not be cleared the previous year. Last March saw Wright introducing his SB 1390 bill that was cleared by the state Senate but turned down midway by the Assembly of the state. The Senate Republican Caucus of California revealed on Wednesday that the satellite wagering facilities on the fair fields, the horse racing tracks, tribal casinos and the card clubs could come forward with their major fiscal assistance to facilitating sports betting for expansion of fair and racing industries. It is noteworthy that the Hollywood Park racetrack falls under the district of Wright. Online poker is next to sports betting in the eyes of the citizens of California who consider the latter as their preferred choice. Anyway things depend much upon the result of the central suit of New Jersey.

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