Guy W. Farmer

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July 7, 2012
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Farmer Column: The alleged wonders of online gambling

As a former Nevada gaming control official, I read with interest the Appeal's recent two-part series about online gambling.

Researched and written by American journalist David Altaner, an employee of, and bolstered by contributions from top Appeal editors and staff writers, the series noted that Nevada is the first state to permit interactive gaming, including online poker, which I oppose. (On its website,, touts itself as the leading online publisher of legal, regulatory, political and business information for the global gambling industry.)

Although Gov. Brian Sandoval, a former chairman of the Nevada Gaming Commission, endorsed legislation to legalize …

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