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First Online Poker License Ok’ed By Nevada

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A milestone of sorts for online poker today.

Nevada’s Gaming Control Board has given the first green light to an interstate online poker operator: Bally’s.

That’s according to CardPlayer:

On Wednesday, the Nevada Gaming Control Board agreed to allow Bally Technologies, Inc. to run intrastate online poker.

Attorney Ellen Whittemore said the company expected a “unique investigation” while regulators prepared to issue the first license of its kind in U.S. gaming history.

“Nevada is ready to go. Bally is ready to go,” said Mark Lerner, another attorney for the company.

It should be noted that Bally’s license is a business-to-business license – they can offer software and other services to rooms but can’t offer games directly to consumers.

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