Online Poker in the state of Nevada is expected to be big in 2012.
With the approval of certain regulations last week, internet poker services may now be able to seek the Nevada Gaming Commission’s permission to operate within the state.
Due to the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006, online gaming is only allowed within state borders.
It is uncertain when the Gaming Commission will give its approval but Mark Lipparelli, chairman of the Gaming Control Board, said “It’s technically feasible to operate [online poker] in-state in 2012.”
After a long slump in casino revenue, online poker may be what the state needs to pick itself up.