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Online Poker is Off the Table This Year for California

Written By: Maya Michaels | August 12, 2014 | Posted In Poker News

Numerous California residents are upset with the lack of bill passing for 2014. California has taken online poker off the table for the coming year because there is not enough time to pass their bill that would allow the residents to do so. This is from a statement coming from Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer. There needs to be a certain amount of time set forth by the Congress in order to pass bills to make certain actions legal – this bill that would allow residents throughout California to gamble and play poker online – did not have enough time.

There is at least one, if not more, legislators that are pushing to get online poker into the next session and hopefully passed but it is not going to be during this current year. The residents of the state look forward to finally being able to play the poker right from the comfort of their own home, without having to worry about it being illegal.

So When Will the Bill be Presented

Jones-Sawyer is the one that is going to be making this bill his first priority when it comes to next year’s session. This session is going to be held in December and he wants to ensure that this new bill is heard. It could mean a big difference for the state of California if it is passed during this time. There are going to be stipulations for the residents that wish to play poker online (such as playing at PokerStars – this site will be banned) and other factors that come into play. For the most part, the bill is set to go and could prove to put a huge push on the economy.

This does not stop PokerStars from trying to push themselves in the California market to those that are seeking a way to play. They want to show the state that they are ready and willing to take on the challenge of hosting this new online poker field – but with their previous track record – they have a long way to go.

Many residents are currently waiting it out and anxiously awaiting the results come December.

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