Nevada, Delaware sign online poker agreement

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Updated: 2/25/2014 1:42 pm
CARSON CITY, Nev. ( & KRNV) -- The online gaming world has made history again. This time, an agreement has been signed creating a partnership with the Silver State and Delaware.

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval (R) and Delaware Ggovernor Jack Markell (D) signed a multi-state internet gambling agreement, allowing poker players from both states to play against each other online. Nevada legalized online poker one year ago, and only two other states in the country have done the same: Delaware and New Jersey.
During Tuesday's press conference, the two governors talked about the importance gaming revenue has on both states' economies. Combining forces, they believe this agreement is the natural next step to ensure the gaming industry remains at the cutting edge. "This agreement will harness the vast potential and reach those possibilities and leverage them in ways that will greatly benefit our states' economies while promoting industry growth and the integrity of gaming industry," Sandoval said.

"We don't know how the online gaming industry will evolve over time," added Markell. "But it does make sense to think long-term about ways to position our states to take advantage of future growth."

This agreement also allows other states to join with the approval of existing members. Ten other states are considering legalizing online gambling.
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