Second California Web Poker Bill Introduced

As of Thursday, the state of California now has two online poker bills on the table in 2015. The first bill, introduced by Assemblyman Mike Gatto, was put forth late last year. On Thursday, Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer unveiled his own proposal at legalizing online card playing. Jones-Sawyer’s bill is called the Internet Poker Consumer Protection Act of 2015. The coalition that includes PokerStars, which is trying to secure a place in a future Golden State market, two tribal gaming groups, as well as the Commerce Club, the Hawaiian Gardens Casino and the Bicycle Casino, is much happier with the Jones-Sawyer bill than the one introduced by Gatto, according to a statement from the group. “[W]e are encouraged that his approach will move the discussion of online poker forward in a positive direction,” the coalition said in the statement. Basically, the Jones-Sawyer bill contains language that is more favorable to PokerStars having access to the market, as long as it has partners. So-called “bad-actor” provisions in other bills, past and present, could hurt PokerStars thanks to the company’s prior run-in with …


California poised to join Nevada, New Jersey, and Delaware.

Next stop(s) : New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Mississippi, Florida, Massachusetts, Texas, Hawaii, Louisiana and Iowa…

Then : the rest of the states follow suit…

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