In order for North Dakota State Representative Jim Kasper to get his wish when it comes to poker he is going to have to convince 25,688 North Dakota voters that his ideas will be a benefit to the state. That is how many voters that are needed to sign a petition in order to get an amendment to the state’s constitution on the ballot. State constitution will have to change if the law is going change, which Kasper would love to see happen in order to bring additional tax revenue to his state.
Earlier this year Kasper was able to convince some lawmakers of the potential success of his plan when legislation that would allow online poker to operate and be regulated in North Dakota was passed in the House. He couldn’t pull it off completely, however, as opposition rose in the Senate when the majority voted no.