Wednesday March 20,2013 : NEVADA REGULATOR EXPLORES INTERSTATE POSSIBILITIES
Nevada Gaming Commission seeks public input on widening its online poker offering
It's always encouraging to see a regulator seeking wider opinion and comment on internet gambling issues, and such was the case this week when the Nevada Gaming Commission published a "Request for Comment" on the potentially thorny subject of the Silver State widening the internet poker offering of its licensees through interstate compacts with other jurisdictions.
Earlier this year the Nevada legislature approved laws empowering the state governor to enter into such compacts with other US states that have made online poker legal within their borders .
Our readers with opinions and comments can contact this address to suibmit their views:
Sally P. Elloyan
Executive Secretary Nevada Gaming Commission
1919 College Parkway
P.O. Box 8003
Carson City, NV 89702
The state's "Request for Comment" gives some ideas on what needs to be addressed:
* What topics should the Board and Commission consider putting in regulation relating to an interstate agreement on interactive gaming?
* Should revenue sharing between signatory states to a compact be based on the location of where the wager originated? Why or why not? Please be specific and cite any relevant legal support.
* Should revenue sharing between signatory states to a compact be based on the location of the licensed interactive host? Why or why not? Please be specific and cite any relevant legal support.
* Should the regulatory body of the signatory state where the wager originated have control over player disputes related to said players? Why or why not? Please be specific and cite any relevant legal support.
* Please provide any other information not requested above that is relevant to regulations for interstate agreements on interactive gaming.
Regulatory language will be drafted after comments are submitted and will be considered at a regulatory workshop yet to be scheduled.
Comments will be accepted by the Commission’s Executive Secretary until April 12, 2013 and will be subsequently posted online. Replies to those comments will then be accepted until April 19, 2013.