The states did not seem to waste time after the US Justice Department decided that there was not law on the books preventing them from regulating online casinos. While not every state is in a hurry to regulate online gambling, some certainly are. Delaware seems to be the only state that has managed to get legislation through on any level yet. A law passed the Delaware House of Representative that would regulate online gambling, specifically slot machines and table games on the state lottery site. The law will also allow for the wagering on National Football League games. While Delaware might be the only state to have get legislation, thus far, through their system, other state are making headway as well.
Things work a little different in Nevada where the gambling industry holds tremendous sway since so much of the states revenue is dependent on the industry. While no laws have been passed, Bally Technology has been granted permission to start developing software for online casinos by the Gaming Control Board. This is a big step for the state and a huge opportunity for Bally Technology. Bally Technology will now have to seek permission from the Nevada Gaming Commission. Nevada is anxious to get the ball rolling on online casinos because they have an interest in preserving their standing as the industry leader for all things gambling. This being the case I have little doubt that the Nevada Gaming Commission will approve Bally Technology and other manufacturers in the very near future.