Las Vegas casino clears Internet gambling hurdle
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Nevada state gambling regulators have given tentative approval for a casino's plan to operate an Internet poker website accessible only within Nevada boundaries.
The state Gaming Control Board in Carson City gave conditional approval Wednesday for the South Point casino to conduct interactive gambling.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that if the Nevada Gaming Commission gives the OK on Aug. 23, the casino owned by Michael Gaughan would be the first licensed for interactive gambling.
South Point attorney Steve Harris told the Gaming Control Board that a system to run the poker website is currently being tested by an independent laboratory hired by gambling regulators.
He says the South Point poker website could begin accepting wagers over the Internet on a trial basis by October.
Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com