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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May 27, 2015 |

Pechanga Rescinds Neutrality to California Online Poker Bill

The California Assembly Appropriations Committee will vote on AB 431, Adam Gray’s online poker bill that unanimously passed (20-0) the Assembly Governmental Organization Committee on April 27. The bill’s fate in the Appropriations Committee has suddenly become far less certain, as AB 431 lost a crucial bloc of support this week. First reported by GamblingCompliance’s […]

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Apr 24, 2015 |

California Online Poker Update: Consensus Remains Elusive

Pechanga Chairman Marc Macarro didn’t mince words when it came to the tribe’s stances on online poker issues at the recently concluded GIGse Conference in San Francisco, California. “The only entities that can play poker in California are Indian tribes and card clubs, period,” Macarro stated during a panel discussion, per Online Poker Report’s Dave […]

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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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May 24, 2014 |

PokerStars Steals the Show at California iGaming Conference

During their recent online poker hearing in front of the California State Assembly’s Governmental Organization Committee the attendees went out of their way to not mention PokerStars by name. A stark contrast to Thursday’s iGaming Conference hosted by Capitol Weekly where PokerStars was not only mentioned, it was the chief topic of conversation throughout the […]

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Aug 21, 2013 |

Correa Heads Last-Gasp Online Poker Effort in California

California State Sen. Lou Correa fleshed out his intrastate online poker bill this week. It was the first sign of life in months for online poker legislation in the Golden State, but overall prospects for the bill don’t look good. Correa introduced the bill, SB678, as a placeholder bill in late February. In the interim, […]

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