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On December 19, 2012, California State Senator Wright introduced SB 51. This bill would regulate online poker within the borders of California. Online poker would be the only game legalized by this bill, other casino games would be excluded. This bill will be debated as soon as January 19, 2013.
Three bills in the past had been introduced but failed to pass in the California Legislature. Those bills were SB 1463, SB 40 and SB 45. These bills would have legalized, regulated and taxed online poker in California.
California is currently struggling with massive debt and legalizing online poker would allow the state to potentially make more then 1 billion dollars over the next decade and create over 1,000 new jobs.