Internet gambling; e-gambling; interactive gaming; intrastate gaming; wireless gaming; mobile gaming; Wire Act


Gaming and Casino Operations Management | Gaming Law

Document Type

Original Research Article


The State of Nevada, to retain its position as pace setter in U.S. casino gaming regulation, took important legislative steps to prepare for online gambling. When these legal efforts were discouraged or blocked by the U. S. Department of Justice a new direction emerged. This article traces the shift from implementing online gambling across state lines to intrastate gaming within Nevada with hand-held devices in auxiliary areas of a casino complex beyond the casino floor. Regulatory issues are raised and prospects for inaugurating interactive gaming are discussed.