Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval has signed a bill into law that will allow the Silver State to negotiate deals with other like minded sates, which could result in interstate poker play across the country.
The law is seen as being key for online poker, as bringing more players together would generate larger player pools, giving poker operators a better chance at being successful. Language in the bill gives the Governor the ability to negotiate such deals without the permission of the federal government.
The U.S. Justice Department has opined that only sportsbetting is prohibited through the Interstate Wire Act of 1961. This would potentially allow for interstate poker and casino betting to be able to legally operate should such an opportunity present itself.