Category Archives: California

66% of Californians want Legal Online Poker, according to Survey




  Various online poker interests in California have been unable to agree on who gets into the market. But while these sides struggle with the plan, it’s pretty clear that the majority of Californians would welcome iPoker into the state. This much is confirmed by a recent survey by the National Research Institute (via All-In […]

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3 Reasons why California won’t legalize iPoker – 1 Reason why they might




California recently held another hearing on online poker, where policy makers and various gaming interests discussed the matter. Overall, there were no tremendous breakthroughs that indicate the state is ready to legalize the game in the near future. In fact, there were three ugly issues that were a theme throughout the hearing; luckily, there was […]

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Can Daniel Negreanu convince California to let PokerStars in?




PokerStars’ entry into the future California online poker market is still a point of contention as the legislation discussion continues. But can Daniel Negreanu finally help convince California lawmakers and tribal gaming interests that PokerStars definitely belongs in the Golden State? The 6-time WSOP champion and Jason Somerville are headed to the state’s capital, Sacramento, […]

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Huge Change to California Online Poker Bill




Not long ago, the California online poker bill known as AB 431 passed through the state’s Governmental Organization Committee for the first time in history. This was no doubt a historic occasion that shows how serious the Golden State is about online poker. However, the main catch is that this is only a shell bill […]

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Third California Online Poker Bill offers Little, but is Still Significant




In California, the motto right now appears to be ‘the more the better’ regarding online poker bills. A third piece of iPoker legislation has made its way on to the table, and it’s authored by Assemblyman Adam Gray and State Sen. Isadore Hall. Oddly enough, though, the three-page document doesn’t really explain anything on what […]

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The Good and Bad of California Tribes softening on iPoker Bad Actor Clause




The big issues standing in the way of California passing an online poker bill this year remain whether to allow race tracks into the industry and the “bad actor” clause. Regarding the latter, many California tribes have previously voiced their opinion that PokerStars is a bad actor, meaning they shouldn’t be allowed in the iPoker […]

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New California Online Poker Bill removes Bad Actor Clause




2015 is destined to be the year that California finally passes an online poker…or is it? So far, the major roadblocks continue to be the ‘bad actor’ clause and excluding racetracks. So California Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer is looking to shore up both of these problems with his recently proposed bill, AB 167. That said, let’s […]

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Could Corruption Scandal derail Legal California Online Poker?




This is supposed to be the year that California finally legalizes online poker. However, all bets may be off now that a potential corruption scandal involving a former casino enforcement chief has arisen.   Attorney General Kamala Harris is accusing Bob Lytle of engaging in a conflict of interest relating an investigation of the San […]

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Gatto changes Worst Part of California Online Poker Bill




When California Assemblyman Mike Gatto introduced his online poker bill, “AB 9,” there was some initial outrage at the in-person requirement. Going further, this requires new players to visit a land-based casino or card room to register and deposit at online poker sites. The main reason why Gatto included this point in AB 9 was […]

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