Online poker was legalised in the state in February. And states across the US, most likely beginning with Delaware and New Jersey, look likely to follow suit.
The Nevada Gaming Control Board has issued a 30-day licence allowing websites to compete for customers, with UltimatePoker.com the first to officially go live.
Online gambling is expected to generate billions of dollars for US authorities.
it is estimated that over 10 million US citizens play poker online each year but with these poker rooms being based offshore, state and federal authorities generate no income from them. With the latest developments, that is about to change.