The Nevada Gaming Commission have been extremely busy of late having finally decided that they are going to license land based gaming companies in regards to their online poker site offerings. They have been albeit slowly approving selected companies to potentially offer US residents the ability to play poker online in a regulated and legal environment.
As history has proven time and time again online Poker is certainly not going to go away however ensuring that the sites available to players are all above board and completely legit has proved troublesome for some licensing jurisdictions.
This is why the Nevada Gaming Commission are taking no chances what so ever in regards to issuing licenses to operate online poker sites and they are carefully vetting each and every potential licensee to within an inch of their lives it would appear!
The two latest companies who have been deemed worthy of a much sought after online Poker license are the Station Casinos Group along with a company called Secure Trading.
Secure TradingSecure Trading are in fact a company who specialize in online cash transaction processing methods and their company ensures that player verification is performed on any one using their services as well as them validating the location of any online customer using their services to ensure anyone attempting to transfer money online into or out of an online poker site utilizing their service is in a legal and licensed jurisdiction.
Having already been granted a land based license for their land based casinos and through an offshoot online poker company Station Casinos is eager to cash in on this very lucrative online Poker playing environment and as such granting them this license was probably a foregone conclusion, however they did tick all of the requirements that the Nevada Gaming Commission demands from any potential licensee and thanks to Station Casinos already owning a poker software company then they are in good standing and will be able to go live as soon as it is required.
There are still several hurdles to cross in regards to the actual gaming systems and back office systems that will be able to provide online US based Poker players with the ability to play US Poker online, and it is expected that in the very near future the Nevada Gaming Commission will start to give the green light to more and more licensees once they are 100% confident the software and random number generators attached to each and every online poker site they approve are as they should be.