Hawaii considers iGaming legislation

Hawaii is unveiling illegal casino activities.
Hawaii is unveiling illegal casino activities.

Online casinos and shared poker liquidity will be debated throughout 2017.

US.- The State of Hawaii would assess a legal framework for the iGaming industry this year. The Senator Will Espero has recently introduced the new bill SB.677, to legislate the online casinos and poker sectors. Hawaii has not regulated any kind of gambling yet.

The project seeks the creation of a “Hawaii internet lottery and gaming corporation,” which would control the new legal online casino and poker industry; the bill has not included the legalisation of sports betting sector.

The bill would enable Hawaii to establish share online poker liquidity relationships with other States, such as Nevada and Delaware. So far, shared poker liquidity has only been set between those States, where it works a complete legislation on the matter.

With possible iGaming legalisation in Hawaii, Utah would become the only State where every kind of gaming is forbidden. According to the conditions of the bill, if the law is approved, online gaming revenues in the State would be destined to the system of public schools and the University of Hawaii.