The 2015/2016 legislative session will provide another opportunity for California lawmakers to introduce online poker regulation.
Online Poker in California to Get Another Chance

The 2015/2016 legislative session will see a new bill with legally acceptable “bad actor” definitions.


Efforts to regulate online poker in California came to an end for the 2013-2014 legislative session late last week when Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D-59) conceded that there is not enough time remaining to pass State Assembly bill AB 2291.
California Online Poker Off the Table in 2014

Efforts to regulate online poker in California came to an end for the 2013-2014 legislative session late last week when…


With only three weeks left in the legislative session, California Senator Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana) has announced that he has tabled his online poker bill, SB 1366.
California Senator Pulls Online Poker Bill

Chances of 2014 being the year California passes online poker begin to slip away.


The Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel has launched the online poker site PrivateTable.com with the intention of offering real money play  “within a matter of days.” according to Dave Vialpando, Chairman of the tribe’s gaming commission.
Real Money Online Poker to Launch in California “Within Days”

California tribe challenges conventional thinking, moves forward with real money online poker in spite of legislative impasse.


Most likely, the return of PokerStars into the US will take place in New Jersey. Crucially--and uniquely--New Jersey law does not specifically bar companies, personnel or assets that were involved in offering wagers within the US prior to its law being enacted.
PokerStars in the United States: The How, Where and When

Amaya thinks the Rational Group acquisition will “expedite entry” for the PokerStars and Full Tilt Brands into the US. But how likely is it, and how long will it take?


Tribe believes that the provisions qualify as constitutionally prohibited bills of attainder, defined as a stipulation that "legislatively determines guilt and inflicts punishment upon an identifiable individual without provision of the protections of a judicial trial."
Harvard Law Professor Believes California “Bad Actor” Clauses Violate US Constitution

Proposed legislation “would not survive federal constitutional attack,” opines Harvard Prof. Tribe.


A whopping 95% of those polled think that PokerStars should be licensed in California if online poker is eventually legalized in the state.
PPA Survey of California Online Poker Players Shows Broad Support for PokerStars

Consumer sentiment appears to heavily favor PokerStars’ entrance into California market.


The proposed bill contains so-called “bad actor” language that would exclude global operators like PokerStars from entering the market.
PokerStars’ California Alliance Fires Back at “Bad Actor” Bill

Bill with tribal consensus is “a blatant attempt to provide certain interests with an unfair competitive advantage.”


Online poker in California may have taken one step closer to legalization Tuesday thanks to an agreement by 13 tribes on language to be included in pending legislation.
California Tribes Reach Consensus on Online Poker Bill

“Bad Actors” language would lock out PokerStars.


The Capitol Weekly “Conference on Online Gaming” held on May 22 continued the mood of inevitability about regulated online poker coming to California.
Online Gaming Conference Positive About California Poker

Hurdles remain but tribal support for legislation provides momentum.


California gaming stakeholders who testified before the committee included representatives from tribal government, card rooms, the horse racing industry, gaming regulators and law enforcement.
California Online Poker Stakeholders Air Concerns at Informational Hearing

The California State Assembly Committee on Governmental Organization held an informational hearing on Wednesday to…


PokerStars has entered an agreement with the Morongo Band of Mission Indians and three card clubs to supply its online poker platform to the joint venture when online gaming legislation is passed in California.
Rational Group Reveals Plan to Bring PokerStars Brand to California

A deal with three casinos and the Morongo Band of Mission Indians will oppose “bad actor” clauses in proposed California legislation.


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