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Washington introduces new online poker bill

Washington introduces new online poker bill
(US).- Washington has introduced an online poker bill supported by Representative Sherry Appleton, pushed by Curtis Woodward of the Washington Internet Poker Initiative.
United States | 01/12/2015

(US).- Washington has introduced an online poker bill supported by Representative Sherry Appleton, pushed by Curtis Woodward of the Washington Internet Poker Initiative.

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he move to introduce the bill HB1114 is surprising given the fact that Washington state is the most unfriendly and anti-online gambling state in the US. Indeed poker players there are treated as felons even though the state allows land-based gambling, but all that could change with 

Sherry Appleton was Woodward has said that she has a history going back to 2006 of supporting online poker in the state.

The bill currently  only covers the legalization of online poker, has none of the rules covering “bad actor” clauses covered by states like Nevada & leaves the framing of regulations & the amount of taxation & licensing fees to the state Gambling Commission.

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