The Morongo Band of Mission Indians operates a casino that generates millions of dollars a year. The Las Vegas style casino has decided to invest some of its earnings into its future. Millions of dollars of gaming revenues will be used to fund the Morongo School in Las Angeles, California reports edweek. Many members of […]
The National Council of Legislators from Gaming States is paying close attention to developments in the U.S. online gaming market. The nonpartisan group said that it is concerned that online gaming is being related purely at the state level. However, they also are skeptical that the federal government will pass legislation anytime soon. The group […]
Federal Representative Joe Barton is a strong supporter of online poker. Barton tried passing a bill in July that would have legalized online poker at the federal level. The Internet Poker Freedom Act would have created a program that would allow state and federally recognized tribes to offer online poker. Congress didn’t pass the bill […]
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One of the leading online poker bills currently being discussed by lawmakers in California SB 51 introduced by Senator Roderick Wright.
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Eight tribes have sponsored a bill to create a legal framework for online poker for California residents.
CaliforniaOnlinePoker.com is your source for news and information on California legislation that would legalize online poker for California residents.
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.
Two other online poker bills were proposed by tribal gaming interests in California in May 2013. One bill is SB 678, while the other is the Internet Poker Consumer Protection Act of 2013. These bills are also poker only proposals. They would also not allow California to enter into any interstate compacts. The state would be required to opt out of any future federal law that covers online gambling under these bills. California has a population of 38 million that would allow for the proper liquidity of intrastate online poker.
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.