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Nevada Casinos Request Online Poker Delay

Nevada Casinos Request Online Poker Delay

Three Nevada casino operators—MGM, Boyd and Golden Nugget—are not ready to offer internet poker in the Silver State, and have filed for extensions with state regulators.

According to Nevada law, firms must launch new business plans within six months of being approved by regulators. According to, the companies say they need more time to test digital gaming equipment and technologies.

To date, Station Casinos’ Ultimate Poker and Caesars Entertainment’s World Series of Poker are the only companies offering online poker in the state. And they have managed to accumulate just 500 players collectively, which begs the question of how big the pool of participants will be.

According to the Poker News Report, if the Nevada Gaming Control Board agrees to a six-month extension, the operators will finish testing after the launch of online poker in New Jersey and Delaware, and could theoretically share a larger gaming pool, assuming intrastate compacts can be worked out.

Boyd and MGM are expected to share a player database with the Borgata in Atlantic City, which also has software, while the Golden Nugget, which is working with Bally Technologies, will partner with its sister casino in Atlantic City.

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