Black Friday Chills Legislative Momentum in Nevada and Elsewhere

more+
less-

Just a couple of months ago, there was considerable optimism after the introduction of an interactive-gaming bill in the Nevada legislature that that state could be the first to legalize online poker.

However, in the wake of last month’s “Black Friday” indictments, it now appears that the optimism was premature. The state legislature is clearly waiting for the issue of online gaming to be resolved at the federal level before it takes steps to legalize online poker within its borders.

Recent amendments to the draft Nevada bill send a clear signal that even the proponents of online gaming in that state are waiting for federal action.

The current draft provides that any license issued by the Nevada Gaming Commission to operate interactive gaming will not become effective until (1) federal legislation is passed that authorizes the specific type of interactive gaming for which the license was issued, or (2) the Department of Justice provides written notification to the Nevada Gaming Commission that the specific type of interactive gaming covered by the license is permissible under federal law.

Please see full article below for more information.

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.

Written by:

Published In:

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© Jeff Ifrah | Attorney Advertising

Don't miss a thing! Build a custom news brief:

Read fresh new writing on compliance, cybersecurity, Dodd-Frank, whistleblowers, social media, hiring & firing, patent reform, the NLRB, Obamacare, the SEC…

…or whatever matters the most to you. Follow authors, firms, and topics on JD Supra.

Create your news brief now - it's free and easy »

All the intelligence you need, in one easy email:

Great! Your first step to building an email digest of JD Supra authors and topics. Log in with LinkedIn so we can start sending your digest...

Sign up for your custom alerts now, using LinkedIn ›

* With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name.
×
Loading...
×