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Legislators go all-in in on-line poker


BISMARCK, ND (KFYR) – North Dakota is one step closer to legalizing online poker.

The House Judiciary Committee pioneered an electoral initiative for internet poker in 2022.

Efforts like this date back to 2005 when the Justice Department warned the state that such a bill may violate federal law.

In recent years the interpretation of the law has changed and now North Dakota is trying to get it established here.

“The allegations were, ‘How do you monitor the legitimacy of the game?’ And that question has been answered pretty well over the years. There is a lot of protection for the players and audits are going on, “said Rep. Jim Kasper, R-Fargo.

Some lawmakers have concerns that this could affect gaming in tribal areas, but supporters have argued that tribes are also allowed to administer and operate the games.

Opponents calling for a bill should be screened for its impact on the industry and online privacy. Tribes are not allowed to play online games. only on site.

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