Intriguing news out of Nevada as it was revealed that the Nevada Gaming Control Board and the British-based Alderney Gambling Control Commission have entered into an agreement that “would lay the framework for cooperation between the two regulatory bodies,” per the Las Vegas Review Journal.
The article predicts that the two agencies would share data and skills, and visit each others’ facilities and procedures.
“The deal gives Nevada regulators access to expertise in the online gambling world,” notes Howard Stutz.
“We are looking forward to working with Nevada Gaming Control Board in the areas of investigations, compliance and developing technical standards,” André Wilsenach, chief executive officer of the Alderney Gambling Control Commission told eGaming Review.
This could presage a new attempt by Nevada to regulate online gambling within its borders, and therefore try to lead a national regulatory framework. Nevada’s Harry Reid has recently become an online gambling supporter thanks to Caesars (formerly Harrah’s) being among his principal political fund-raisers.