|The possibility of the legalization of intrastate gambling in Nevada has been delayed. The state Gaming Control Board has requested input from the Legislature when lawmakers meet next February. |
Scott Scherer, a member of the Control Board explains: 'We want to put information together so that when the Legislature meets in February, we can report to them what we found, make any recommendations and allow the Legislature to at least consider whether or not we want to go forward with this.'
Information passed by the board is expected to include courts decisions such as the dismissal of a class-action lawsuit by people who lost money to virtual casinos. A federal appeals court in Louisiana upheld the dismissal.
The delay and uncertainty if the Control Board has casts fresh doubts on the future of online gambling in the U.S. with some concerned that legalization in Nevada may be rejected outright. Fears that the gap between supporters and opponents of E-gambling legalization is widening have clearly had an effect on the board members. Without overwhelming support for on one side or the other, it looks likely that the confusion hindering U.S. online gambling laws is to continue.
Consequently Conyers bill, which recommends a commission to study the feasibility of regulating Internet gambling, is gaining support. The bill, which will be re-introduced next year, aims to settle the growing disputes between those for and against E-gambling.