Thursday April 4, 2013 : WE'RE STILL TRYING ON INTERNET POKER LEGALISATION, SAYS CONGRESSMAN
Co-chairman of the Congressional Gaming Caucus briefs Nevada politicians
Nevada Republican Congressman and co-chair of Congressional Gaming Caucus, Rep. Joe Heck, briefed a joint session of the Nevada Legislature Wednesday, revealing that efforts to put together a federal online poker legalization measure are still on-going.
In a wide-ranging brief covering a variety of industries where Nevada is trying to gain an edge, Heck stressed the imperative of looking after the state's interests.
The Associated Press news agency reports that Heck, a two-term Congressman, confirmed that following the failure of Congress to pass an online poker legalization measure in the last session, efforts to forge legalization are continuing.
"With more and more states moving ahead with regulations of their own on Internet poker and sports gambling, we need a federal law to make sure Nevada maintains its place as a national leader in both live and Internet gaming," he said.