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California: Debate on online poker postponed until 2018

California: Debate on online poker postponed until 2018
California Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer, sponsor of the current online poker law draft, said there won’t be any action on the bill this year.
United States | 04/26/2017

California Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer, sponsor of the current online poker law draft, said there won’t be any action on the bill this year.

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ccording to Online Poker Report, Californian tribes haven’t been able to come to a consensus on how to regulate the industry. Some don’t want PokerStars being allowed entry into the market.

The state online poker market is about 40 million people, which is more than Canada and has become the most lucrative of its kind in the nation.

Steve Stallings, chairman of the California Nations Indian Gaming Association, told Card Playerearlier this month that there’s been less of a PokerStars lobbying presence in Sacramento lately.

Amaya, parent company of PokerStars, is generating more and more of its revenue from online games other than poker, a shift that’s noteworthy for the future of California online poker efforts.

According to Stallings, it could be a “turning point” if PokerStars ever decided to abandon plans to offer online poker in the state through its brick-and-mortar partners.

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