Las Vegas CBS KXNT – Nevada has become the first state to pass an internet gaming bill. Republican Governor Brian Sandoval signed the new law on Thursday, as Democratic lawmakers touted a bi-partisan triumph.

The mood was jovial at the signing ceremony, Senate Majority Leader Mo Denis told KXNT. The bill passed unanimously because everyone in both parties agrees that Nevada needs to lead the way on internet gaming, Denis said.

Assemblyman William Horne worked with the governor to craft the bill, and sponsored it in the legislature. It will allow licensed gaming companies to apply for an online gaming license. The law will allow the governor to facilitate interstate licensing.

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