Nevada considers "Black Book" for online poker cheaters
A proposed bill in Nevada seeks to create list of online poker players known to cheat, with their identities available to the public
Nevada lawmakers are considering a bill that would create a "Black Book" for online poker players. The proposed legislation, AB380, would allow the Nevada Gaming Commission to maintain a list of individuals known to cheat while playing poker online.
As drafted, the bill calls for a list of people with interactive gaming accounts who have been suspended or banned for cheating. Similar to the state's list of gamblers who have been banned from physical casinos, the identity of anyone added to the list would be a public record.
Nevada-licensed online gambling operators would have to submit the full name, date of birth, and gaming account name of any person who has "been suspended or banned from an interactive gaming system for cheating."
The bill's backers say it aims to provide more information to the online poker community and protect players, but the proposed legislation has drawn criticism for its potential to interfere with ongoing investigations and the lack of clarity surrounding the definition of cheating in the online space.