Posts Tagged ‘AB 2863’

2017 will mark the tenth year California has explored online poker. Solid progress was made in 2016, but a key issue still needs to be resolved.

The progress made in 2016 on several key issues may be stamped out when online poker is broached by the California legislature in 2017.

A late session push and a new amendment is breathing new life into online poker efforts in CA, but will it be enough to get a bill across the finish line?

The California Assembly may readdress online poker when it returns on August 1, but it seems unlikely that AB 2863 will get the necessary votes to pass.

The Pechanga coalition has offered a solution to the ongoing debate over the suitability of PokerStars to operate in California – one unlikely to succeed.

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California Online Poker Debate Will Resume In August

June 30th, 2016 by Steve Ruddock

With the California legislature set to go on break for the month of July, all unfinished business, including online poker, will have to wait until August.

The California Assembly Appropriations Committee passed AB 2863, Adam Gray’s online poker bill. It is now eligible to be voted on by the full Assembly.

A California committee is expected to vote on Adam Gray’s online poker bill tomorrow. Should it pass it will be sent to the full Assembly for consideration.

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Steve Ruddock examines whether the Pechanga coalition’s continued resistance to compromise on regulated CA online poker can be overcome by the other side.

PokerStars and its California coalition of tribes and card rooms issued a letter praising Adam Gray on his quest to achieve CA online poker consensus.