|Nevada gaming regulators found that security is still a major problem concerning the legalization of online gambling. The state Gaming Commission, which was recently given permission to investigate the possibility of Nevada casinos operating online sites, was told that the technology still doesn’t exist to guarantee security. |
James Sargent, senior consultant for BMM Australia, a consulting company that was involved in the creation of the Internet gaming regulations in Australia said, “There’s no such thing as an absolutely secure site.”
Issues under discussion included how to keep minors from playing and how to keep out gamblers from states or countries where online gaming is prohibited. This has long been an issue that has held back legislation on online gambling and casinos, and is perhaps the most severe threat to its regulation in Nevada.
“Technology does not exist in its current state to provide 100 percent protection.” Said Sargent who also listed the major threats to the security of sites as money laundering, credit card theft and sabotage from hackers.
Brian Sandoval, the Commission Chairman, said “It sounds like constant warfare.” And that he wasn’t comfortable that sufficient protection currently exists.