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by Card Player News Team |  Published: Mar 19, 2010


California Senate Holds Session to Discuss Online Poker Lengthy Confab Lays Out Variety of Different Proposals By Stephen A. Murphy On Feb. 9, a California Senate committee met to discuss the merits and obstacles of an intrastate online poker system in California. “It was sort of an introductory session, a fact-finding session,” said Steve Miller, the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) California director. “It was meant to inform the legislators about what the issues are.” PPA Executive Director John Pappas was one of approximately 35 experts who testified before the California chamber, calling on the committee to respect consumer wishes and to keep an open marketplace in any kind of online poker system. “A conservative strategy is the favored approach when considering the future of online poker regulation in California,” said Pappas. “It would be unwise to push ‘all in’ on an intrastate monopoly that favors a consortium of interests when ...

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