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by Stephen A. Murphy |  Published: Jan 22, 2010

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February Hearing Scheduled for Intrastate Online Poker in California Commerce Casino and Morongo Tribe Amongst Entities Supporting Regulation The cash-strapped state that has shown willingness in the past to be a trendsetter when it comes to legislative action is ready to hold a hearing on the merits of regulating online poker. California state Sen. Roderick Wright (D-Inglewood) told the L.A. Times in December that the state Legislature was planning to hold a hearing on the issue in February. “I think it is workable and a potential source of new income,” said fellow state Sen. Dean Florez (D-Shafter). “How you structure it is the key.” The Morongo Band of Mission Indians and Commerce Casino are two of the gaming-associated groups that are calling for regulation. Both the Morongo tribe and Commerce Casino hope to operate online poker websites if the legislation becomes law. Lawmakers are hesitant to predict how much intrastate ...


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