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Online Poker 4 Year Anniversary in Nevada

One of only two remaining online poker providers in Nevada, WSOP.com is celebrating its fourth anniversary today. The company began operating on Sept. 19, 2013, several months after the Nevada Legislature passed Assembly Bill 114 and Gov. Brian Sandoval signed it into law legalizing the business. At the time, skeptics said that if online poker…

eSports Betting Now Legal in Nevada

Nevada, home of Las Vegas, has been a gambling hub since the desert was transformed many years ago. Las Vegas is also slowly becoming a hotspot for esports competitions as Sin City welcomes the industry. The issue, however, was gambling with esports which has fallen under scrutiny for quite some time. This is about to…

Back In Black: Nevada Casinos Turn a Profit

Nevada casinos posted profits in fiscal 2016, the first time the industry has been in positive territory since before the Great Recession. This week, the Nevada Gaming Control Board released their annual Nevada Gaming Abstract, which showed the 273 gaming venues that earned more than $1m in revenue in the 12 months ending June 30,…

Nevada Governor and Congresswoman Support Online Gambling

Nevada Representative Dina Titus is urging the President Elect to oppose a call for an online gambling ban.The Democratic Congresswoman sent a letter to Vice President-elect Mike Pence, head of Trump’s transition team, this week. Her letter was in response to a letter signed last month by ten attorneys general who opposed online gaming. The…

Nevada Mobile Gambling for Real Money

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Nevada & New Jersey Online Poker Network Finally Coming?

At the Friday May 13 meeting of the Nevada Gaming Policy Committee, Governor Brian Sandoval said that he was willing to sign an interstate compact to share online poker liquidity with New Jersey immediately. “I’m ready to go,” said the governor, adding, “It’s a win-win for both states.” The governor was immediately backed by A.G.…

Nevada Attorney General is RAWA Supporter

Political observer Jon Ralston interviewed Nevada’s Attorney General Adam Laxalt, who admitted to supporting Sheldon Adelson’s Restoration of the Wire Act (RAWA), on his TV program Ralston Reports. Laxalt also revealed his intention to signing a letter going around to US attorney generals, which supports a ban on online gambling.Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval responded to…

DraftKings & FanDuel Ordered to Cease and Desist

There are at least 1.3 billion reasons why the operators of DraftKings and FanDuel are beginning to sweat. The two largest daily fantasy sports companies were each valued at $1.3 billion this year by the investment community. Both companies, fueled by hedge funds, investment firms, billionaires, and professional sports leagues, were considering initial public offerings…

Nevada Gaming Control Board: Fantasy Sports Is Gambling

Anyone who has watched football this season has seen the ubiquitous advertising and promotion for pay-to-play daily fantasy sports (“DFS”) sites such as DraftKings and FanDuel. On Oct. 15, 2015, the Nevada Gaming Control Board (the “Board”) issued a notice concluding that DFS is gambling under Nevada law. The Board ordered all unlicensed DFS operators…

Nevada Bans DraftKings and FanDuel

Nevada gaming regulators banned unlicensed daily fantasy sports websites from providing their product to Silver State customers, saying the activity constitutes sports wagering. In an order filed by the Gaming Control Board Thursday, the agency said daily fantasy sports websites, such as DraftKings and FanDuel, can apply for a Nevada gaming license to operate a…

Tropicana Purchase Approved by Nevada Regulators

The Nevada Gaming Commission state regulatory body has given its approval to Penn National Gaming’s earlier-announced purchase of the Tropicana Las Vegas land-based facility. As reported by iGaming Business in April, US casino and racetrack operator Penn National struck a deal worth $360 million (€314.2 million) to take ownership of the facility in Las Vegas,…

Seals with Clubs Operator Due in Nevada Court

Bryan Micon, former operator of the ‘Seals with Clubs’ Bitcoin poker site, will this week attend a court hearing in the US state of Nevada after being charged with operating an unlicensed gaming website. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Micon will on Thursday travel from his home in Antigua for the hearing in a…

Two New Bills to Boost Nevada Sports Betting

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval has signed two new bills that could help boost the US state’s sports betting industry. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal newspaper, the state’s sports betting industry already attracts approximately $3.9 billion (€3.5 billion) in wagers each year. However, the two new bills, which were this week signed into law by…

Nevada Bill Opposed to Online Gambling Dead

A bill that would have limited future online gaming compacts between Nevada and other regulated states in the US has failed to progress from the committee. Backed by Sheldon Adelson, Bill AB 414 would have blocked Nevada from linking up with another state for online gaming activities, with the exception of internet poker. Nevada already…

RAWA Could Criminalizes Nevada Sports Bets

A bill in Congress that would ban Internet gambling would inadvertently criminalize Nevada’s booming mobile sports wagering business, which has been credited with turning the Silver State’s sports books into a $3.9 billion-a-year industry. The measure, backed by Las Vegas Sands Corp. Chairman Sheldon Adelson, is aimed at reversing changes made in 2011 to the…

Skill-based Slot Games Approved in Nevada

Nevada has approved a bill to allow gaming equipment manufacturers to add a skill-based, arcade-style element to slot machines in the US state. Proposed by the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM), Senate Bill 9 had already received approval from both legislative houses in the state and has how been passed on to be signed…

Online Poker Support Forum Launched for Nevada and New Jersey

WSOP.com launched a support forum on its website. It is available for players interested in online poker at the WSOP.com regulated poker sites in Nevada and New Jersey. Live participants in the World Series of Poker tournaments may also post questions. The forum is moderated by WSOPBill. This is the same username used by WSOP.com…

888 to launch shared poker network in Delaware and Nevada

iGaming Business – Online gaming operator 888 has confirmed to investors that it is to launch a shared poker network between Delaware and Nevada, two of the three US states that offer forms of regulated internet gambling. The launch of the new online poker network, which will be known as the All America Poker Network…

Progressive Slots Link Nevada, New Jersey Casinos

Las Vegas Sun – A long-planned initiative to create bigger jackpots by linking casino slot machines in New Jersey and Nevada is up and running. The New Jersey Gaming Enforcement Division says the progressive slots system links 100 machines in Atlantic City with 600 in Nevada. The progressive jackpots grow in size as more gamblers…

Is Legal Online Poker coming to a state near you?

4Flush – Legal online poker is currently available in three US states, Nevada, Delaware, and New Jersey, and it may soon be coming to a state near you thanks to the 2011 reversal of their interpretation of the Wire Act –after declaring the Wire Act applied to all forms of online gambling back in 2002,…