Originally posted on VentureBeat:
Gov. Brian Sandoval (R) signed legislation that legalized online gambling inside the state of Nevada — a move that could signal a potential goldmine for developers of social casino games.
Both houses of the Nevada legislature passed the bill as an emergency measure so the could lay claim to being the first in the nation to sign such a bill into law — ahead of New Jersey. Online gambling firms pray that the Nevada law could be the start of an avalanche of legislation by tax-hungry states to legalize the industry across the country. And the video game industry’s social casino game makers hope the legalization will happen and bring a windfall to them as well.
New Jersey governor Chris Christie (R) vetoed an online gambling bill Feb. 7, but he said he was planning on signing an amended bill next week.
Social game companies like Zynga are hoping for…
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