Another California Tribe Partners With PokerStars
San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Joins Coalition
The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians and Amaya Gaming Group, owner of PokerStars and Full Tilt, announced today that the tribe has agreed to join the existing business agreement between the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, California’s three largest card clubs—the Commerce Club, the Hawaiian Gardens Casino and the Bicycle Casino—and Amaya.
The group will pursue online poker in the Golden State once the activity is legal. Most predict that online poker legalization will happen next year in California.
The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians operates its gambling facility near Highland, California. It has slots, bingo, poker and blackjack.
“We are pleased to join this coalition,” Lynn Valbuena, Chairwoman of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, said in a statement. “We are convinced that the various interests must work together if we are to be successful in establishing a well-regulated environment and the best-in-class Internet poker industry for California.”
PokerStars said in a statement:
“San Manuel is a strong, forward thinking operator and is a great partner to join our coalition in advocating for the development of an open and well regulated iPoker market in California. We are looking forward to working with the Legislature and with other stakeholders to help develop an industry that will benefit California consumers and the State alike.”
While the group has added another tribe to the equation, some other tribes in California have opposed PokerStars coming into the California online poker market.
Having a partnership with PokerStars would allow tribes to utilize Amaya’s software.
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