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Are the Cards going to Come up Aces for US Online Gamblers Once Again?

US Online Poker LawsWell there is no doubt that the last year or two has turned the gaming world upside down for the many poker enthusiasts throughout the USA. For those that thought the flurry of contention from these players would die down its obvious they thought wrong. If anyone ever proved “where there is a will there is a way”, then it was the die hard poker enthusiasts of the good old USA.

At last there is a bit of good news at least for the avid Nevada online poker players. It has been announced that the Nevada State Gaming Control board with open its doors in February to accept applications for online poker licensing. The rest of the states shouldn’t get too hyped up about this however, because this doesn’t overrule the Unlawful Internet Gamblng Enforcement act which means that interstate online poker is still taboo. What this new Nevada legislature means is that the recipients of the licenses can only promote and accept Nevada residents. The argument being raised is that there simply will not be enough traffic to make the new online Nevada sites viable.

So just how fast is all this going to take place? Well that depends on who you are that is applying for the license. If you have a online Casino then there will be a lot less red tape. However, indicators are that the pre investigation into suitable licensing candidates will be a lengthy one. Then there will be rigid guidelines that have to be met to ensure underage players will not be able to sneak in to the site memberships or non Nevada residents.

It would seem that a lot of the groundwork has already been put in place in respect to the regulations. Don’t forget there is already a online regulation shell in place which is regulation A5 for the state of Nevada. The playing age will be twenty-one, authentic names must be used, bot use will not be allowed and preventative measures have to be in place. Archives of played hands must be kept for five years. These are just some of the major highlights expected to become part of the online regulations.

It would seem that Nevada is looking towards the future and setting itself up to be the operators to go to for online gaming licenses should the Federal laws change. It’s a good way of getting in on the cash cow that would present itself if that should happen. No doubt the extra revenue that would gleaned from the licensing fees let alone the boost to the unemployment figures, would certainly do the state no harm.

It comes as no surprise that some of top politicians in the State of Nevada at least agree on one thing, and that is what a boost legalized online gambling would give not only to Nevada but in general. The final decisions however comes down to the powers residing in congress and then really only down to the final requirement of a signature from the President. Not too many people are holding out much hope to see anything significant in respect to Federal laws during 2012.

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