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Governors Sign Multi-State Internet Gaming Agreement

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LAS VEGAS -- Governor Brian Sandoval and Delaware Governor Jack Markell signed an historic gaming agreement Tuesday that will allow poker players in both states to play against each other online.

The Multi-State Internet Gaming Agreement is the first of its kind.

"One year ago, the Nevada Legislature passed and I signed an Internet gaming bill into law, and today we are just beginning to witness the potential of this legislation with the signing of this agreement," said Governor Brian Sandoval. "The agreement we've signed today provides the tools and the structure necessary for us to pioneer this expanding industry together, as states and as partners."

The agreement is set up so that other games and other states can be added in the future. Betting is evolving with technology, but this is the newest way for Nevada to make money, along with the traditional way.

"This Agreement represents a crucial step in Delaware's and Nevada's efforts to make our online poker offerings more diverse, more competitive, and ultimately more enjoyable. I am grateful for Governor Sandoval's support and leadership in this effort," said Governor Markell.

Nevada, Delaware, and New Jersey all have some form of legalized Internet betting. Other states, like California, are considering it.

Most of the Las Vegas strip properties are on board with online gaming, but not all.

 

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