The Nevada legislature passed the first Internet gambling bill in the US on Monday, June 3, 2001, but it took until 2012 to grant approval to South Point Poker LLC as Nevada’s first interactive gaming operator for intra-state gaming. The state’s operators will have a tough time competing with established company’s like William Hill, which already has millions of subscribers and offers a 200% deposit bonus for new players.
Las Vegas’s South Point casino owner Michael Gaughan launched a free online poker site several months ago, setting the stage for the live-money play. Global Cash Access holding was approved as an interactive gaming service provider and will partner with online wallet Live Gamer to facilitate the purchase of chips for play at the South Point poker site.
Although Nevada is 10-years behind in the adoption of real-money online poker, the mad scramble for licenses proves there is great demand anticipated for US player participation. Players hope new US-based operators will offer large signup bonuses like UK operators.
William Hill Online Casino
A number of online poker rooms have been successfully providing safe, fun platforms for players worldwide for nearly a decade. A few of the major players, like William Hill, were founded before legendary Nevada casino operator Bill Harrah, who opened his first casino in Reno in 1937. William Hill was founded in 1934.
Today, William Hill PLC is listed on the London Stock Exchange (WMH) and is one of the largest bookmakers in the United Kingdom. Headquartered in the suburb of Wood Green in London, the company employees more than 17,000 people worldwide with offices in the UK, Republic of Ireland and Gibraltar. A well-known name, William Hill has 2300 licensed betting offices, the largest UK operator, and handles more than a million betting slips each day.
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