Attempts to legalize online poker in Mississippi fail for third consecutive year
February 11, 2014
Attempts to legalize online poker in Mississippi failed for the third consecutive year as a new bill that would have regulated online gaming in the state died in committee earlier this week.
The Mississippi Lawful Internet Gaming Act of 2014, introduced for the third time by Representative Bobby Moak, would have allowed land-based casinos to operate online gambling websites and offer to state’s residents games of poker, slots, video poker and tables games that are légal in licensed Mississipi casinos.
Many state legislatures are expected to debate the expansion of gaming to the Internet this year. These states include California, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana and Pennsylvania.