The Governors of Delaware and Nevada have reportedly been engaged in discussions that would allow for online poker players in both states to play against each other on shared websites, a report in the Las Vegas Sun claims.
The negotiations have reportedly been ongoing for a few weeks and have included both Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval as well as Delaware's Governor Jack Markell. The discussions are reported as being positive thus far, with no firm agreements having been put in place.
A major concern for those involved in regulated internet betting in the two states is the small player pools, which don't appear large enough to give internet betting companies the player liquidity they need in order to survive. This issue could be alleviated if punters in these states could play punters in other states.
This method of thinking has been popular among smaller states with internet betting legislation on the books, as several measures encouraging multiple state compacts have been discussed and debated. Recently, the Nevada gaming Commission gave approval to Governor Sandoval to seek out such a deal with other states.