An article written by Brian Pempus of cardplayer.com suggests the state of Mississippi may be trying to grab a slice of the pre-nationwide legislation pie by allowing for poker to be played by state residents. Due to a reversal of policy from the Department of Justice, Mississippi, through the Mississippi Lawful Internet Gaming Act of 2012, would allow current casinos registered in Mississippi to offer internet poker. The bill to potentially make this a reality was brought into the Mississippi congress just this week.
Basically this new bill, if passed, would allow residents of Mississippi to play internet poker through current casinos, until legislation was passed in Washington D.C., with other state residents. Before this could happen, Mississippi would have to make rules and regulations as well as the casinos having to get software online. Caesar’s, MGM and Boyd’s all have licenses in Mississippi because of Tunica and we can imagine that they would love to test their software in Mississippi before releasing it to Nevada, and Las Vegas in particular.