A bill authorizing Internet poker in Nevada is set to be introduced Thursday, according to sources in Las Vegas.
The draft measure, seen by GamblingCompliance late Wednesday evening, gives the Nevada Gaming Commission authority to draft regulations for the licensing and operation of Internet poker.
Unlike legislation pending in Florida and California, the Nevada bill, BDR 657, would not discriminate against license applicants that have taken — or that have facilitated the taking of — online play from persons physically present in Nevada.
The bill further specifies that the Gaming Commission may issue Internet poker licenses to an applicant that has:
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