The Nevada Gaming Control Board passed online gaming regulations by a 4-0 vote today in Las Vegas. The regulations will allow licensed operators to offer players within the State of Nevada online poker. Players will not have to be residents, visitors will be able to play online poker on the sites as well.
While online poker is now technically legal in Nevada on licensed sites, there are no licensed sites at the moment. It will likely be February 2012 before any online gaming licenses will be approved. South Point Poker already offers free money games to all players even though their real money site will have to exclude all players physically in Nevada. Here is an article I wrote for Legal Poker Sites on the topic.