The Nevada Gaming Control Board has set up the first draft for state regulations on internet poker, and a workshop has been scheduled to discuss the draft.
Earlier in the year, Nevada lawmakers passed online poker legislation that would allow for the game to be played intrastate, with the requirement that a federal law would have to be similarly approved. Once a version of the drafted regulations is agreed upon, it will go to the a vote by the Gaming Control Board and then passed on to the state's Gaming Commission. The approval process will then move on to public hearings and then having more refinements subjected to a final vote by the board. If the regulations are then approved, the state will then wait for federal regulation to be passed in the U.S. Congress before it can have the law take effect.
The workshop to discuss the draft is set for September 28th. Optimistic projections have been made that the state's role in online poker regulation can be finished by December.