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CA online poker bill AB431 passed Appropriations Thursday after the PokerStars and Pechanga coalitions wrote letters in support of their sides of the issue.

With four bills to legalize CA online poker pending in the legislature, two hearings have been scheduled around the topic of Internet poker in California.

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Use our tool to find and contact your California legislator to tell them you want legal online poker in the state of California. Let your voice be heard.

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Assemblyman Mike Gatto introduced a new California online poker bill AB 9, The Internet Poker Consumer Protection Act of 2015. The title and language of the bill is very similar to the previously introduced Pechanga poker bill. There are several new key elements. AB 9 would permit established California card clubs and tribes to offer online poker in the […]

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California Will Be Focus of Online Poker Movement in 2015

November 26th, 2014 by Kendall James

California has the largest online poker market in the country. Online gaming providers both throughout and outside the state are lobbying for the State Legislature to pass a bill that would legalize online gambling. Howard Stutz, a journalist for the Las Vegas Review Journal recently cited a couple of reasons that California will be the […]

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California Tribe Hopes Voters Will Back Proposition 48

October 8th, 2014 by Kendall James

The North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians intends to construct a casino near Madera in the near future. The California State Legislature and Governor Brown agreed to allow the tribes to build the casino back in 2012. However, competing tribes protested that the agreement violates tribal gaming compacts. They insisted that state voters make the […]

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The Graton Casino in Rohnert Park has been open for less than a year. However, the casino is already becoming one of the most popular casinos in California. The Las Vegas Review Journal recently reported that the Graton generated over $100 million in revenue during the first quarter. Station Casinos, the firm that built and […]

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New PPA Survey Shows Californians Support PokerStars

June 11th, 2014 by Kendall James

Thirteen of California’s gaming tribes recently reached a consensus on a plan to regulate online gambling. They felt that the new online gambling bill should have a bad actor’s clause that would bar PokerStars and other gaming providers that violated the UIGEA from entering the market. PokerStars and the Morongo Band of Mission Indians both […]

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The Cloverdale Rancheria of Pomo Indians intends to begin construction of a new casino in the near future. A tribal spokesperson told The Press Democrat stated that the plans are awaiting final approval from the environmental board. They said that the tribe still expects to face stiff competition from the Graton Resort & Casino in Rohnert […]

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California lawmakers, tribal leaders and card room operators are currently negotiating the future of online poker via two bills: AB 2291 and SB 1366. While they are still ironing out some of the details, it is clear that the majority of stakeholders feel that online poker should be legalized. A new poll by the Coalition for Consumer […]

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