A Senate committee voted Monday for a bill allowing Internet gambling in Nevada. The bill now goes to the full senate, where it is expected to pass, then heads to the governor’s office.
The legislation will enable Nevada gaming regulators to proceed with online wagering in the state as long as they can ensure security and legality. Should that happen, hotel-casinos with unregulated gaming licenses would be able to apply for an interactive gaming license. The license would carry a $500,000 application fee and a 6.25 percent tax on gross revenue.
“We need to have things in place if the federal government says it’s legal,” said Senate Minority Leader Dina Titus, D-Las Vegas. “It’s a considerable source of revenue for the state.”
The bill passed the Senate Judiciary Committee with only one dissenting vote.
State legislators have been cautious with this legislation, and want to ensure that they are not opening themselves up to criticism in the future. Committee chairman Mark James noted, “We’re taking a leap of faith and I, personally, don’t want to get burned by a leap of faith.”
Jackpot Madness Payouts Top $30M
INTERNET WIRE — The Jackpot Madness Gaming Portal announces that the 70-casino network has now exceeded a record-smashing $30,000,000 in total jackpot payouts.
The landmark win that pushed the total over thirty million was Lucille M.’s LotsaLoot jackpot of $53,776.43, won on May 18th at Casino Mapau. The win was the 61st jackpot of over $50,000 to be won on the Jackpot Madness network this year.
“Passing the $30,000,000 mark firmly establishes Jackpot Madness as the number one portal for online gaming, and proves, once again, that we are the destination for the net’s biggest jackpots,” says Marilyn Glazier, Director of Public Relations for Jackpotmadness.com.
“We congratulate Lucille on her first big win, and look forward to seeing her name on our rapidly growing list of multiple jackpot winners. Jackpot Madness players have consistently proved that lightning can strike twice, three times and even more!”
Recent multiple winners to hit the headlines have included six-time LotsaLoot jackpot winner Jean G., who has netted a total of $305,163.73 and the world record for the most times a single player has won a progressive online jackpot; Cash Splash devotee Blake R., who has hit 3 jackpots totaling $272,957.56; and Debbie R., who has won a total of $271,263.24 on three different Jackpot Madness games.
Featuring five popular progressive jackpot Agen Joker123 games that are played simultaneously by thousands of people, Jackpot Madness awards an average of $2.5 million in jackpots to 100 players each month. Cash Splash alone, the oldest and most established member of the network, pays out an average of $1,500,000 a month to over 50 winners. “As more and more people discover the comfort of online gambling, we anticipate the payouts will continue to skyrocket and even more astounding records will be set on an increasingly frequent basis,” said Glazier.
“Getting to first place in such a competitive market is an impressive triumph, as an independent report reveals that there are currently approximately 1,400 gambling sites on the Internet. It is flattering to see that other companies have started to follow our lead by launching their own portals, although they have a long way to catch up to what we have accomplished so far,” commented Glazier.