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Column: California tribes divided over online poker at racetracks

Filed Under: California | Opinion
More on: agua caliente, california, internet, morongo, poker, racetracks
Columnist Jim Miller says tribes are still not in agreement about online poker games:
California tribal casinos were deeply divided about how, or if, the state should legalize online poker.

Now tribes are talking, but a deal remains elusive because of key disagreements.

Robert Martin, chairman of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, said he would have no problem with allowing racetracks and advanced-deposit wagering facilities to offer online poker.

“I can’t answer for every tribe, but I can tell you that Agua Caliente would oppose that bill,” said Jeff Grubbe, chairman of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. He noted that voters in 2004 rejected a measure to expand gambling at horse tracks.

Get the Story:
Jim Miller: The Buzz: California tribes still at odds over online poker (The Sacramento Bee 5/26)

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