Nevada Governor Pushing for Legalized Online Poker

With efforts to legalize real-money online and mobile gambling apps, games, and platforms gaining momentum with every passing day, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval is doing his part to see this headway through to a finish in his state.

Sandoval has requested the State Legislature to act within 30 days on an Assembly bill which, according to the Las Vegas Sun, would allow Nevada “to join with other states to offer online poker games.”

Assemblyman William Horne has been tapped to manage the proposed legislation.

“I am pleased that the Assemblyman has offered to carry legislation allowing for the establishment of online gaming in our state and help Nevada maintain its position as the gold standard in gaming,” Sandoval says. “In light of the developments in New Jersey yesterday, the need to act quickly has become even more important.”

Nevada’s current online gambling regulations prevent companies from accepting wagers across state lines. Assembly Bill 5 would remove this stipulation.

If Nevada begins doing business with other states for the purpose of online gambling, Nevada Gaming Control Board Chairman A.G. Burnett said he “does did not anticipate any conflict with federal law.”

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