Online poker compact between the states of Nevada and Delaware is due to launch in the summer according to Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval who was talking at the iGaming North America conference in Las Vegas.
The groundbreaking interstate compact deal for online poker has been agreed, but when exactly are we going to see it enforced?
The news emanating from the mouth of the Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval is pretty imminent, as he tells anyone willing to listen at the iGaming North America conference in Las Vegas that the two states could start sharing liquidity as early as the summer.
A month has barely passed since Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval and Delaware Gov. Jack Markell took their quills to the ‘sign here’ section of the Multi-State Internet Wager Agreement, and it’s good to see progress rolling like an Indian Jones style boulder.
The first agreement of its kind in the US is great news for the future of online poker, not because the liquidity of the Delaware and Nevada pools will be earth shattering, but because the legal precedent has been set, enabling much larger states to follow suit in a much easier and free flowing way.
News coming out of the pen of the Las Vegas Review Journal’s Howard Stutz tells the tale that Sandoval told people on Friday that he has held discussion with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie about New Jersey also joining the coalition, but as of yet no progress has been made. Sandoval also mentioned discussions with other governors who do not yet have online gambling legislation in their states…yet.
The progress of the compact will no doubt set the hares running in the evil lair of the Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson, and the Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling (CSIG), a lair that is currently missing its evil mastermind as he wines and dines former Florida governor Jeb Bush, who is one of the potential 2016 presidential candidates, where the topic of conversation will no doubt cover the evil plague that is online gambling.