Mississippi to Study Online Gambling and Sports Betting

Published Sunday, April 06, 2014 - Online-Casinos.com
Mississippi to Study Online Gambling and Sports Betting

The State of Mississippi is considering introducing online gambling to the people that live in that State. The government though wants to make sure they know what they are getting into before they introduce what has become a controversial political subject in the USA. Allen Godfrey, executive director of the Mississippi Gaming Commission has said he wants to study the platforms introduced in other jurisdictions in America where various forms of online betting have been implemented.

Among the items Godfrey wants to study is the software for online gambling sites and whether the claims of accuracy in geolocating are true and whether security is ample enough to not allow underage gambling to occur. Allen Godfrey, executive director of the Mississippi Gaming Commission, taking on job of chairman of the task force for data collection on internet sports betting, online poker and othe gambling activities.

State Representative Richard Bennett, a Republican from Long Beach, and chairman of the House Gaming Committee, requested that Godfrey take on the task in order to provide an unbiased look at the pros and cons of online gambling and sports betting. The Gaming Commission’s first encounter will take place in May during the Southern Gaming Summit in Biloxi, Mississippi.

The results of the data collection will be revealed by the end of the year. Bennett also commented that the collection of data related to online gambling and sports betting  in no way endorses either form of gambling. Expectations are high that the cooperative efforts of information sharing among administrations will yield a comprehensive and full study on the internet gambling industry.

The original intent was to consider just Internet gambling. The focus grew to include all forms of sports betting when "a number of legislators from the coast and other areas came to me and asked me to add that to it," Bennett commented in The Sun Herald news source.  

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