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Online Poker’s Coming Legislative Hearings Get California Card Rooms’ Support

Online Poker’s Coming Legislative Hearings Get California Card Rooms’ Support

Six weeks from now, California lawmakers will convene to discuss the state of online poker within the state.

Online Poker’s Coming Legislative Hearings Get California Card Rooms’ Support

In an open letter to legislators, as many as 25 California-based card rooms have pledged their support of online poker’s future in the bear flag republic.

Several California Card rooms including popular LA-based hangouts like Hollywood Park and Hustler issued a letter to California lawmakers in support of internet poker legislation.

The card rooms’ decision follows that of the announcement last month that came from 13 of the state’s indigenous tribes, after the body had reached agreements on the drafting of a poker bill.

The involved bodies were said to not have agreed unanimously, but that the majority will go along all the way through to the amendments proceedings.

The focus of the letter drafted by CA card rooms revolved around support for online poker legislation in particular, while also supporting provisions that allowed all card rooms to select their own approach to participation and that a bad actors clause be included.

This means that any bosdy that continued to do business within the realm of online poker after the UIGEA (Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act) passage in 2006 will need to wait a specific time period before being able to apply for a gaming licence within the state.

OCA News Editor

Jenny McKinnley is OCA’s financial correspondent. After spending years on the trading floor in both NY and London, she offers insight from the inside out on world financial news and events.

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