A group of twelve California tribes have come together to oppose the removal of a “bad actor” clause from proposed online poker legislation in California.
Tribal Interests Band Together to Oppose PokerStars’ Entry Into California Online Poker Market

Twelve tribes denounce removal of a “bad actor” clause from any online poker legislation in the state.


California Tribal Business Alliance (CTBA) includes strong opposition to any California gaming law that would allow PokerStars to receive a license to operate.
California Tribal Business Alliance Demands Bad Actor Clause to Exclude PokerStars

Balancing tribal interests will be key to California internet poker legislation.


Rumors abound that PokerStars and the Morongo Band of Mission Indians in California are working together to oppose any new law which includes a “bad actor” clause that might exclude PokerStars from a state regulated market.
PokerStars, Tribes and Bad Actors in California

Recent rumors hint the PokerStars and the Morongo Band of Mission Indians are working together to ensure that California law contains no “bad actor” clauses.


Last week’s California Symposium} threw up some unexpected support for online gaming regulation, and even the naysayers seemed subdued in their opposition.
California Symposium Brings Competing Interests Together

Much might not have changed, but a mood of inevitability has started to pervade the debate.


State legislators, gaming regulators, and tribal and commercial operators will meet in Sacramento, California tomorrow to discuss the potential for regulated online gaming in the state.
Regulators, State and Tribal Operators to Discuss Potential for Online Gaming in California

Inaugural event comes in wake of renewed push for regulated online poker in CA.


Two bills seeking to regulate online poker in the state of California were introduced on Friday. Bill AB 2291, introduced in the state assembly as an urgency bill, is authored by Assemblymember Reginald Jones-Sawyer (D-59).
California Revives Push for Online Poker

Two bills seeking to regulate online poker in the state of California were introduced on Friday.


A summary of tweets from the World Regulatory Briefing in Philadelphia, covering interstate compacts, tax, federal regulation and  player liquidity.
Internet Poker Takes Center Stage at iGaming Conference

Day two of the World Regulatory Briefing conference in Pennsylvania has seen online poker grab the attention of the…


In an interview with CalvinAyre.com’s Becky Liggero, John Pappas, the Executive Director of the Poker Players Alliance, stated that he expects online poker…
PPA Expects California Online Poker Bill to Pass in Early 2014

In an interview with CalvinAyre.com’s Becky Liggero, John Pappas, the Executive Director of the Poker Players Alliance,...


According to a recent tweet from the official account of the Poker Players Alliance, the recently amended California online poker bill, SB 678, introduced…
California iPoker Bill Shelved until 2014

According to a recent tweet from the official account of the Poker Players Alliance, the recently amended California…


The amendment to SB-678 is the first movement of the bill since it was introduced in February. The bill is now severable, allowing portions of it to be deemed invalid without jeopardizing the entire bill.
California Online Poker Bill Reclassified as “Urgency Bill”

SB 678 will take effect immediately if it passes both houses and signed into law.


ex-Party CEO Jim Ryan will head new venture Pala Interactive. Phil Ivey will sign up as brand ambassador.
Exclusive: Phil Ivey Signs as Brand Ambassador for Tribal Online Poker in California

New business venture Pala Interactive will be headed by ex-bwin.party CEO Jim Ryan.


The Internet Poker Consumer Protection Act of 2013 is a collaborative effort by eight of the state’s Indian tribes.
Draft of New California Online Poker Bill Released

New collaborative effort among tribes results in a protectionist poker-only bill.


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