This dream is fast becoming a reality as on Wednesday an 11-member Nevada Gaming Policy Committee recommended that no further tests be done for operator’s to start going live within Nevada. This recommendation by the committee in essence cancels the need for approval from the Federal Government and in effect opens the doors for online operators to launch their online poker offerings.
This process could start as soon as 60-90 days according to Chairman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board and member of the Gaming Policy Committee Mark Lipparelli. This could easily happen assuming that all the potential online casino sites pass all the inspections from approved labs like GLI.
Currently there are three major gaming players who have been granted licenses: Bally Technologies, International Game Technology and Shuffle Master.
With online poker on the verge of being available within Nevada all eyes are on the online gambling market as a whole in the U.S.. Online scratch site developers like NeoGames and PariPay are all looking for new markets to expand the popular scratch card format. The U.S. marker is no different in that millions already enjoy and play their regular scratch-offs that they purchase at their local store. There is no doubt that many traditional scratch card players would jump at the chance of scratching and winning from the comfort of their own home whenever they please.
We wait with excitement to see where the U.S. online gambling market will go, but if the present pace is anything to go by, online scratch ticket players can all look forward to good things in the coming months.