California Senator Submits Sports Betting Bill
Once again California State Senator Roderick Wright has introduced a sports betting bill for the state’s legislature to consider.
The bill is the same as last year’s version which failed to pass.
Should the bill pass it would allow card clubs, casinos and horse racing tracks to accept bets on sporting events.
The bets would have to be made in person and no internet or phone betting would be allowed.
The bill deals with the problem of federal law by saying that it would wait until the federal law banning sports gambling in most states is repealed or ruled unconstitutional.
This means that if the bill passes sports betting would not be immediately available. However, Senator Wright believes that it is important that the state be ready to enter the market as soon as possible.
It is not yet known if the bill will receive any debate or die as quietly as it did last year. Senator Wright is also the sponsor of an online poker bill that has been introduced to the state legislature.
Unfortunately for betting fans though, the bills are likely to be met with just as much opposition as they were last year.