A Wall Street gaming analyst said that debate over federal legislation that would legalize Internet poker has most likely been pushed into 2013.
However, Macquarie Securities gaming analyst Chad Beynon said in a research report that Nevada stands to benefit from the inaction because it may be the only state that allows Americans to gamble online this year.
From the GPWA:
Earlier this week, Nevada gaming regulators finalized the state's minimum internal control standards for interactive gaming, which could become effective in a month.
"We think the standards were written in a way that will allow for small adjustments as the process moves forward," Beynon told investors. "At this point, no firm date has been set, but 13 companies have now submitted for an operating license."