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Gov. Sandoval Signs Online Gaming Bill Thursday

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CARSON CITY --Governor Brian Sandoval signed an online gaming bill into law Thursday afternoon in Carson City.

The bill makes Nevada the first state in the country to approve interstate online gaming.

Assembly Bill 114 was put on the fast track Thursday. Senate and Assembly judiciary committees approved it, sending it to the Assembly where it passed unanimously. The Senate passed it at midday and sending it to the governor's desk for signature.

Sandoval told lawmakers that it was vital for Nevada to be the first state to pass online gaming legislature so the state could retain its status as the gold standard for gambling regulation.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report)

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