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Paddy Power Nevada License Applications Delayed

Paddy Power will have to wait until next year for Nevada regulators to review its license applications to supply and operate mobile betting equipment in the state.

The Irish bookmaker applied for licenses in August, and applications were expected to be reviewed by Nevada’s Gaming Control Board and Gaming Commission by the end of November.

However, a Paddy Power spokesperson told PokerUpdate that “the investigation is being wrapped up and there is a potential hearing in early 2012. We haven’t been notified of a hearing date as of yet.”

If successful, Paddy Power, which recently appointed Eamonn Toland as head of US operations, would become the first European company to be licensed for online gaming services in Nevada.

Mark Lipparelli, who chairs the Gaming Control Board, held a hearing earlier this month on Nevada’s proposed poker regulations, which were first released on August 24.

According to reports, additional hearings will be held, followed by a vote in December. Final regulations will be adopted by January 31, and will take effect once online poker is legalised in the United States.

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