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On Wednesday, a US Congressman from the state of Nevada told his state's legislature that federal lawmakers have not given up on federal internet poker legislation, and are still working on a solution that would regulate the activity.
The revelation came from Nevada Representative Joe Heck, who is the Co-Chair of the Congressional Gaming Caucus. Speaking to the legislature, Heck said: "With more and more states moving ahead with regulations of their own on Internet poker and sports gambling, we need a federal law to make sure Nevada maintains its place as a national leader in both live and Internet gaming."
Heck said that the efforts are continuing and that it is imperative to get a law passed to protect the variou state's interests.
Several previous attempts to legalize online poker at the federal have failed to get off the ground, with several lawmakers citing a lack of interest as the chief reason for a lack of action.