U.S. Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada said Friday that Congress next year will take up legislation to outlaw Internet gambling, and he plans to support a ban while trying to gain an exemption for online poker.
Nevada gaming revenue dipped 3.7 percent in August, ending five straight months on increases statewide.
Nevada gaming revenue jumped 8.11 percent in May, which included the Las Vegas Strip’s largest single-month increase this year. Strip casinos collected almost $593 million, a 17.3 percent increase compared to May 2013.
The Peppermill Casino in Reno has joined the online poker room operated by Ultimate Gaming.
On the campaign trail, Republican lieutenant governor candidate Sue Lowden touts her decades in business as a casino executive to show she’s more qualified for the job of promoting tourism and economic development than her GOP opponent Mark Hutchison, an attorney and state senator.