Jul 9, 2015 |

Hope All But Gone After Online Poker Bills Pulled From CA Hearing

Following the removal of Mike Gatto’s AB 9 and Reggie Jones-Sawyer’s AB 167 online poker bills from a Wednesday hearing, it’s time to start writing the obituary for California’s online poker hopes in 2015. Just be sure to end it with the same line that has accompanied the past six obituaries, “Next year looks promising.” […]

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Mar 12, 2015 |

Pechanga Coalition Continues to Oppose Racetracks and PokerStars

On Wednesday a tribal coalition spearheaded by the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians sent a letter to Assemblyman Reginald Jones-Sawyer and key members of the California legislature opposing Jones-Sawyer’s online poker bill AB 167. The letter begins with: “The Tribal Governments shown on this letter write to advise you of our united opposition to your […]

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Feb 20, 2015 |

New Online Poker Bills Coming to the California Senate and Assembly

On Thursday Chris Grove of OnlinePokerReport.com broke the news that California Assemblyman Adam Gray and State Senator Isadore Hall III were planning to introduce a compromise online poker bill in both the California Assembly and Senate. This puts the total number of online poker bills currently awaiting action in California at three (four if you […]

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Jan 23, 2015 |

Bad Actor Clause Absent from New California Online Poker Bill

On Thursday evening California Assemblyman Reginald Jones-Sawyer  introduced an online poker bill dubbed The Internet Poker Consumer Protection Act of 2015. The bill is a marked departure in several key areas from other recent efforts, including Jones-Sawyer’s 2014 iPoker legislation and Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s bill introduced in December. In conjunction with the release of the […]

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