Thursday, May 10,2012 : GIBRALTAR GOVT WORKING ON US RELATIONSHIPS
Intent on building relationships with major players and regulators
A delegation led by Gibraltar's gambling overseer Minister Gilbert Licudi, attending the GIGse Totally Gaming conference held in San Francisco, used the opportunity to meet with Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval and the Chairman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board Mark Liparelli in a bid to solidify relationships with its U.S. counterparts.
According to Investors Offshore, additional meetings with two unidentified operators who have shown interest in attaining Gibraltar licencing and gaming equipment testing houses were also held by the delegation that included Phill Brear, Gibraltar's Gambling Commissioner.
“The US market is slowly opening up to e-gaming. Nevada is the first US State to legislate to allow intrastate internet poker. We are aware that there are a number of Gibraltar operators interested in branching out by seeking a licence in Nevada. At the same time, various Nevada-based operators are interested in being licensed in Gibraltar. It is therefore in Gibraltar's interest that we have contact with and build a solid relationship with Nevada at both a regulatory and political level. Nevada is regarded as one of the gambling capitals of the world. In that context, it was very gratifying to be told that Nevada has a lot to learn from Gibraltar," said Lucudi.