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Two independent gaming test labs approved by the state

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Two independent gaming equipment testing laboratories have been registered by the state Gaming Control Board.


Board Chairman Mark Lipparelli said Thursday that Gaming Laboratories International LLC and BMM International LLC are the first companies to be designated to test casino games and systems under legislation signed last year by Gov. Brian Sandoval.


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States and Feds Race to Get Internet Gaming Legislation

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Gaming experts have an urgent message for indigenous leaders: Federal legislation to legalize online gaming is coming, and if you want to protect Indian country interests, you need to get your strategy in place now.


The clock is ticking toward the lame-duck sessions of Congress in the crucial weeks after the presidential election this November. Experts say that’s when there will be the greatest risk—and greatest opportunity—for the nations, because that’s when legislation is most likely to be pushed through. During such a session at the end of 2010, Washington was abuzz over Sen. Harry Reid’s (D-Nevada) efforts to attach an online poker bill to a must-pass appropriations bill. Reid’s proposal would have harmed Indian gaming tribes and given a huge advantage to some of his biggest backers in the commercial gaming industry in Nevada. After a groundswell of opposition from the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), Reid backed down.


Reid’s bill would have hurt tribal gaming and tribal sovereignty by, among other things, imposing federal taxes on tribal governments that operate internet poker and separating the gaming operator from the gaming regulator, thereby limiting the tribal government’s role and authority. Perhaps the most bizarre provision would have excluded any tribe earning less than five percent of total U.S. gaming revenue from participating in the initial launching of Internet gaming, cutting dozens of small Indian casinos out of the market...

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Bwin prepares for US gambling law change

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Online gambling firm bwin.party has struck an agreement with casino operators in California as it gets ready for the 'inevitable' legalisation of Internet betting in the state.


The company said it had struck a deal with the United Auburn Indian Community ('UAIC'), which owns and operates the Thunder Valley Casino Resort near Sacramento, California.


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