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Web Poker Next Year In California: Morgan Stanley

Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania To OK It In 2016


The growing consensus is that 2015 will finally be the year when California legalizes intrastate online poker. A recent Morgan Stanley study of the online gaming industry further cemented the predictions.

According to the group, California will be the only state to authorize web gambling in 2015. In 2016, Illinois, New York and Pennsylvania will OK the activity. The following year, Massachusetts, Iowa and Colorado will legalize games on the web.

All together, 20 states will have legal online poker by 2020, says Morgan Stanley.

Prior to this year, Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware legalized online poker and saw their respective industries kick off. No state authorized web gaming in 2014.

Illinois, Pennsylvania, Iowa and Colorado have all flirted with the idea of legalizing online poker before. Massachusetts and New York are in the midst of gambling expansion in the form of brick-and-mortar casinos, and thus will likely need to wait a bit before embarking into online gaming.



7 years ago


to all california politicians, we want online poker. if you want to make the most tax money possible, you will invite pokerstars and full tilt etc. with open arms. we players want as many options possible to play cash games and definitely the tournaments. we dont need a bunch of little crappy poker sites. its ok to have them but you should also offer pokerstars, full tilt, etc. IF YOU WANT TO MAKE MORE TAX REVENUE YOU SHOULD HAVE POKERSTARS, FULL TILT, ETC. i know id be willing to put a little more of my extra cash in to play the big tournaments and want more options with cash games. you will eventually invite these big sites in. please get it right from the beginning and let anyone in!

thanks on behalf of the people!!!