The slow progress of achieving Federal online poker legislation in the United States, an ideal scenario that would allow for interstate poker, has lead the industry in the U.S. to proceed with interactive gaming legislation on a state by state level.
Under Nevada’s current internet gaming regulations, licensed websites in the state can only accept wagers from players gambling on computers or mobile devices physically situated within the state’s borders.
The state of Nevada legislators want to amend current interactive gaming regulatory language to allow Nevada’s governor to enter into agreements with other states that legalize Internet poker and have the Nevada gaming websites accept players from these other states, making it potentially viable in the United States due to liquidity concerns of a state only level solution.
Nevada operators are set to offer internet gaming by spring 2013. Other states poised to offer internet gaming in the coming months include New Jersey, Delaware and California.