Tourists in Las Vegas dream of the day when they can finally sit by the pool or wait in line at the buffet and place bets on a roulette table or a game of blackjack by simply pressing a button on a handheld device. Today, it seems as if their dreams will finally turn into reality. The Nevada Gaming Control Board has now proposed several ways in which casinos can offer various forms of wireless gambling.
Delving Into Legal Matters
After months of public hearings and legal deliberations, gambling companies have finally persuaded the gaming control board to allow wireless gambling in the state of Nevada. According to Lee Amaitis, president of Cantor G&W, the company is poised to take advantage of this new law. It has launched a number of research and development projects to create a Java-based program that users can access in any WiFi-enabled mobile device.
In 2006, Nevada governor Kenny Guinn signed the bill into law. This bill allows casinos to offer various forms of wireless gambling in certain sections within the perimeter of their establishment. Identification and security measures that aim to monitor who uses the wireless device and where he or she uses it are also attached to this legislative bill. This development changed the landscape of Las Vegas casinos.
The Potential of Mobile Gambling
Obviously, mobile gambling has radically changed how casinos do business. It has set players free from slot machines and felt-topped tables and gave them the chance to attend to multiple tasks while they wager. It also allows them to place bets on different games at once, thus increasing their productivity and making the most of their leisure time.
The main goal of the Gaming Control Board is to make sure that any wireless bets can reach its appropriate destination without a hitch. Mark Clayton, one of the members of the organization, shares that they have strict protocol on what communication occurs between servers and devices. Companies can only get the license to operate wirelessly if they have a high level of encryption that can virtually avoid any breach of security.