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Bill letting online gaming firms take out-of-state bets touted by governor

LAS VEGAS — Gov. Brian Sandoval is using the low-grade rivalry between Las Vegas and Atlantic City, N.J., to encourage lawmakers to pass a bill that could expand the Nevada’s online gambling market nationwide. The day after New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie suggested that he’d be open to legalizing some form of Internet gambling, the Nevada Republican released a statement asking lawmakers to act quickly to ensure the state maintains its place as the nation’s leader in gambling regulation.On Friday, Sandoval asked lawmakers to approve a bill that would let companies offering online poker in Nevada accept wagers from players …

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