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US – Nevada Gaming Control Board amends sports betting terminology

By - 29 January 2019

The Nevada Gaming Control Board has amended the state’s e-sports betting laws in an attempt to better certain terminology including what constitutes a ‘professional sport or athletic event,’ a ‘virtual event,’ and ‘other events.’

The Nevada Gaming Commission (NGC) gave its approval to the new definitions but kicked out a proposal to let new customers create their accounts and enrol for the first time online. Legislation requiring them to physically visit a land-based sportsbook to register and deposit money remains in place.

In contrast to the Department of Justice’s recent change of stance on the interpretation of the Wire Act, the Commission also approved provisions to let casinos accept bets from people in other states should a change come to the federal law, which now seems doubtful.

Casino customers now only have to provide the last four numbers of their social security numbers if they win more than $1,200.

The Nevada Gaming Control Board’s new Governor Steve Sisolak has appointed Sandra Douglas Morgan to become the next chairperson of the NGCB.

In other news, William Hill was granted licences for four sports betting venues in Las Vegas, Laughlin, North Las Vegas, Reno and at the border with California. William Hill has been given the green light to launch at the Stratosphere Casino, Arizona Charlie’s Boulder and Arizona Charlie’s Decatur and the Aquarius Casino Resort in Laughlin, all owned by Golden Entertainment.

It has also been given the nod for the Eldorado Hotel and Casino in Reno and Montbleu in Stateline, owned by Eldorado Resorts, as well as at Jerry’s Nugget Casino in North Las Vegas.

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