Kasper not pursuing N.D. Internet poker measureA handful of states this year are considering bills to make Internet poker legal within their own borders.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A handful of states this year are considering bills to make Internet poker legal within their own borders.
Internet poker regulation was a big issue in the North Dakota Legislature six years ago, and Fargo Rep. Jim Kasper says he's not planning to revive it now.
Kasper's bill in 2005 would have made North Dakota the first state to license and regulate Internet poker. The proposal set aside most of its revenues to pay for property tax reductions. The bill was approved in the House, but it failed in the Senate.
Kasper says he's concentrating on other issues this year.
Bills to legalize Internet poker have been introduced recently in Nevada and Iowa. An Internet gambling measure was approved in New Jersey, but it was vetoed by Gov. Chris Christie.