The proposed amendment eliminates the need for a federal law or federal permission to participate in interstate online poker compacts.
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Nevada lawmakers are considering an amendment that would legalize interstate online poker.

The current law authorizes online poker within the state, but requires a federal law or the permission of the Federal Government to partner with other states in offering a shared player pool.

Last year Nevada Sen. Harry Reid failed to squeeze internet poker into federal law. The proposal in Nevada wipes out wording in the current state law that prohibits a licensee to operate interstate gaming unless federal legislation authorizes it.

The proposal also gives the state’s governor power to make agreements with other states where online poker is legal.