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CTBA wants 'bad actor' provision in Internet gaming legislation

Filed Under: California | Legislation
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The California Tribal Business Alliance wants to ensure an Internet poker site that was shut down by the federal government can't do business in California.

CTBA, which represents three tribes with casinos, says legislation that authorizes Internet gaming in the state should include a "bad actor" clause. Such a provision could prevent PokerStars, whose owners paid millions of dollars in a settlement with the Obama administration, from entering into any partnerships or deals in California.

"From the California Tribal Business Alliance's perspective, only entities that adhere to the highest regulatory standards, such as those used in the regulation of Indian gaming, should be licensed to provide online play, " Leslie Lohse, the chair of the organization, said in a statement.

PokerStars is reportedly trying to get back into California. A partnership with the Morongo Band of Mission Indians and non-Indian card clubs has been rumored but not confirmed.

CTBA said it will "strongly oppose" any bill that allows PokerStars to participate.

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