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Paddy Power Applies for Nevada Licenses

Paddy Power could be a licensed mobile operator and equipment supplier in Nevada by the end of November. The Irish bookmaker, which is now larger than the Bank of Ireland, applied for licenses in August, and applications will be reviewed by Nevada’s Gaming Control Board and Gaming Commission by mid-November.

Chief Operating Officer Breon Corcoran told eGaming Review: “We think this will play out late this year or early next year. Obviously getting a licence is contingent on the approval of the Gaming Control Board and Commission, and we don’t have formal advice of dates on a hearing as yet.”

Mark Lipparelli, who chairs the Gaming Control Board, this week held the first of three public hearings on Nevada’s proposed poker regulations, which were first released on August 24. According to reports, additional public hearings will be held in November, followed by voting in December. Final regulations will be adopted by January 31, and will take effect once online poker is legalised at the federal level in the United States.

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