Lawmaker: Internet gaming bill in California 'doesn't look good'
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
The sponsor of a bill to legalize Internet poker in California doesn't think his measure will go anywhere this session.
“It doesn’t look good,” state Sen. Rod Wright (D) told The Riverside Press-Enterprise.
Some tribes with casinos support the bill, which requires potential applicants to pay a one-time licensing fee of $30 million. But the California Nations Indian Gaming Association, the largest inter-tribal group, and the California Online Poker Association, a coalition that includes some successful tribes, want to see changes to the measure.
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(The Riverside Press-Enterprise 8/14)