Nevada legislators move to legalize gambling in hotel rooms
Could it happen in Vancouver? Nevada legislators are considering a bill to allow patrons to gamble on casino-issued mobile devices anywhere in a hotel-casino, Business Week reports. The law now limits gambling to supervised public areas.
Gambling proponents say mobile devices would guard against underage gambling by periodically asking players to re-enter their PIN numbers.
Bill proponents say mobile gambling would simply mirror the way people use smartphones to talk and text wherever they go. They describe it as an evolution that bridges traditional card games on a casino floor and Internet gambling.