Nevada has become the first state to allow its residents to legally play poker online for money.
The state on Tuesday announced (PDF) that UltimatePoker.com is now live for its residents. In order to play, participants must be 21 years old and reside in Nevada. For now, the site will offer nightly games with prizes of $1,000, though a higher-stakes game with a $10,000 pool will run on Sundays. Other poker sites are expected to go live eventually.
Nevada is breaking down a barrier in the online world of gambling. In 2006, Congress made Internet-based betting illegal, … Read more