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California Senate Leader: State 'Not In A Rush' For Regulated Online Poker

Online Poker Bill Still Sitting In Assembly


Though a bill in California aiming to regulate online poker is slated to be brought up on the Assembly floor next week after months of consideration, the measure could have an even greater uphill battle in the Senate, should it make it there.

According to a report from The Los Angeles Times, state Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) said that he is “not in a rush” to regulate online poker in the Golden State. He said the same thing about daily fantasy sports. The efforts to legalize online poker have stretched on for roughly a decade.

The bill, AB 2863, sponsored by Assemblymember Adam Gray, passed the Assembly Appropriations Committee in June and has been waiting for consideration by the full Assembly.

The online poker bill is advertised as a consumer protection package, which would give the state control over games that are already happening in a legal gray area.

At the most recent public hearing in June, gaming interests in the state continued to discuss their specific ideas regarding who should be eligible for a California online poker license.



almost 5 years ago

lazy politician he should be in a rush to give us poker we been waiting too long governmt messed everything up.