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Internet gaming companies out to provide more than poker

Reported by: Sergio Avila
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Updated: 2/20/2013 8:08 am
LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3) -- Nevada is leading the country when it comes to starting online gaming, with New Jersey bucking at the state’s heels.

This week Las Vegas is the center of the industry.

The iGaming North America Conference is introducing brick-and-mortar casinos to the global Internet gaming business.

Online poker is the first casino game legalized within Nevada's borders, but the innovators are already looking to bring all types casino games to the computer and mobile devices.

Conference organizer Sue Schneider says when it comes to online gaming, the accomplishments in the U.S. are way behind foreign efforts.

“iGaming is very long overdue to come here,” Schneider said.

Being late to this game could have its advantages. Schneider says regulators can learn from what's happening worldwide.

Around the world, online gaming has been around since 1995. Companies like One-Live Inc. are looking beyond poker to bring the live dealer experience to computers, tablets and phones using online streams.

These companies want to eventually set up legal Internet casinos.

iGaming expert Jason Rosenberg says don't expect the feds to legalize online gaming any time soon.

Poker is currently only legal within Nevada, and Rosenberg says the feds will have a hard time getting the support to change that.

Rosenberg says the allure for the feds will be the tax revenue they could collect from the multibillion-dollar industry.
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