News Summary: Online poker is back with NV website

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Associated Press

Posted on April 30, 2013 at 2:07 PM

POKER'S RETURN: A Las Vegas-based casino subsidiary launched the first fully legal poker website in the United States on Tuesday. With the launch, Nevada wins the race to bring Texas Hold 'em back to the Internet.

NEVADANS ONLY: The site, run by Ultimate Gaming, will accept wagers only from players in Nevada for now, but likely represents the shape of things to come for gamblers across the country.

OPEN SEAT: Internet poker, never fully legal, has been strictly outlawed since 2011. More recently, the federal government softened its stance on Internet betting. Three states — New Jersey, Delaware and Nevada— have legalized some form of online wagering within their borders.

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