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Las Vegas Sun Paper
Online poker bill moves forward at Nevada Legislature
By Andrew Doughman (contact)
Published Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 | 10:52 a.m.
Updated 23 minutes ago
CARSON CITY —
The Nevada Legislature today took its first step toward passing an online poker bill — a priority for both Gov. Brian Sandoval and the gaming industry.
The Legislature could fast-track the bill to the governor’s desk today, expediting what is usually a lengthy process.
“We’re going to do it now,” said Assembly Majority Leader William Horne, D-Las Vegas, who wants to beat New Jersey in being the first state to pass online gaming legislation. “We’re going to see if we can do it today. We’re going to beat New Jersey.”
The Assembly Judiciary Committee voted unanimously today to amend and pass the bill that would allow Nevada to move ahead with online gaming in the absence of federal action on the topic and to join in interstate compacts that would expand the customer base for Nevada casinos.