Julius Patta of GameAccount Network believes online operations should mirror land-based casino floors.

If you open a hotel, you need a pool, even if nobody swims in it. The same applies to intra-state regulated internet gaming in the US, where land-based casino operators are finally coming off the fence and selecting providers of internet gaming platforms, most of which come with a range of online gaming content.

Since launching in April of this year, Nevada’s poker-only intrastate market has shown that US online gaming can be offered safely on an intrastate basis with payments, geolocation and player protection all well implemented.

For this, the Nevada regulator and the first licensed operator Ultimate Gaming should be applauded. However, the financial opportunity appears to be limited when compared with historic forecasts and estimates published by enthusiastic analysts...

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