NV Governor Brian Sandoval:
“This is truly a historic day for Nevada, Delaware, and the country. 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. The approach we’ve taken will allow us to pursue greater opportunities by establishing a strong framework for collaboration in this new frontier. The possibilities that are ahead of us are truly extraordinary. 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. I have had the pleasure of working with Governor Markell in the past and look forward to this partnership with the State of Delaware. I would like to thank him for his leadership and willingness to join Nevada in this new frontier of gaming.”
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Poker players in Delaware and Nevada will soon be allowed to compete against one another online.
Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval signed a multi-state Internet gambling agreement on Tuesday that establishes a legal framework allowing residents of the two states to play online poker against each other.
The agreement also allows other states to join the agreement with the approval of existing members.
Delaware, Nevada and New Jersey are the only states to have legalized online gambling to date, but roughly 10 other states are considering doing so.