iGaming Report: Spain, US Online Gambling legalization news

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SBR analyst Natalie Rydstrom discusses recent international iGaming news. In today's video, Natalie begins with an update on the Spanish gaming market and the upcoming licensing process. Later in the segment, Nevada's plans to outsource labor for casino game testing is mentioned, as well as Nevada's planned intrastate online poker venture. Lastly, an update is given on New Jersey's quest to offer online gambling.

Hi, this is Natalie Rydstrom with this week’s iGaming News update, reporting for SportsbookReview.com.

The Spanish are often known for their use of the word ‘manana’, meaning tomorrow, to describe their laid back approach to getting things done.  However the date for Spain’s gambling market entry has been set for June 1st — four weeks ahead of schedule! A total of 62 operators have already submitted licensing applications; 80% of which have been preappoved. According to an operator who asked not to be identified, final approval is expected in short order.

On July 1st, the Nevada State Gaming Control Board will begin outsourcing  testing to independent labs for all gambling devices and cashless wagering systems used in casinos. The Board believes that utilising the independent labs will place them in a better position to handle testing  as Nevada prepares to launch online poker, which is “expected” by  Q4 of this year!

And finally . . . New Jersey took another step towards legalising online gambling, with the state Assembly’s approval of State Senator Raymond Lesniak’s e-gaming bill, #A2578. This  bill, as well as #S1565,  will now progress for a full floor vote sometime this summer. SBR interviewed Senator Lesniak in March, who stated quote “We will become the silicon valley of online gambling”.

Robert Griffin, Chief Executive Officer for Trump Entertainment Resorts and President for the Casino Association of New Jersey, told the State Assembly Committee prior to the vote, “The state of New Jersey must be in the forefront of legalising this emerging marketplace”.

As always, I will keep you up to date with all International iGaming news as and when it happens. Thank you for tuning in, I’ve been your host, Natalie Rydstrom, reporting for SportsbookReview.com.

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