Interstate Online Poker Compact?

Several states are considering the possibility of an interstate online poker compact intended to merge player pools and increase liquidity.  States such as California, Delaware, New Jersey and Nevada have already begun the process of regulating online poker on an intrastate basis.  Going one step further, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, recently announced that he has begun preliminary talks about forming an interstate online poker compact.  While speaking on the subject to a group of reporters Gov. Sandoval said “I’ve talked with a few governors and I’m introducing the concept of compacting. It’s very much in the early stages and we have a great opportunity because we have the infrastructure and other states have the players.”

Although compact discussions are very preliminary at this stage, there is existing precedence for similar type gaming and lottery compacts.  To learn about these similar compacts please click here.