Roughly a year after an almost identical measure failed to get out of committee, Mississippi State Representative Bobby Moak re-introduced an online gaming bill that would legalize online poker, to be played for money, in the State of Mississippi. The bill resembles, in many ways, similar provisions passed in Nevada and Delaware, and proposed in New Jersey and Iowa.
This bill must still pass committee, and come up for a vote in both the Mississippi House and Senate, and finally be signed into law by Governor Phillip Bryant, before it would take effect. The prospects for passage are unclear, but Mississipi’s movement on this issue should be of interest to all gaming attorneys and those interested in Internet poker law in general.
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