Having gained licenses to operate online poker in Nevada, land-based casinos are fighting to be among the first to launch a product to the public.
It was only last year that the state of Nevada legalised online poker gaming and since then a number of their land-based casinos have expressed an interest in launching an online poker product too.
Some of the casinos in Nevada have been busy developing their own software products whilst others have formed partnerships with already popular, functioning networks and gambling operators. Some land based sites have already gained online licenses and there are lots more scheduled for the next year, potentially increasing the number of sites able to conduct business online.
The first site to be granted a license was Guaghan Straight Holdings who run the South Point Hotel and Casino. They are one of the companies who have chosen to design their own software but the tight licensing laws have meant that it has yet to be launched and there is no scheduled launch date as yet. Caesars Entertainment Corporation and Station Casinos LLC are also planning to run online poker platforms in the near future.
No company has been able to give any specific launch dates because regulators in Nevada are very cautious with what is and isn’t acceptable and with this in mind it could be some months before the first product is launched.