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  1. 2008-06-28 00:03:58

    AB2026: Good News

    California Democrat assemblyman Lloyd E. Levine's bill to legalize and regulate online poker in California passed committee yesterday. You might recall that I blogged about this earlier (Online Poker Rooms In California Inch Forward). The original bill was just intended to investigate the possibility of legalizing online poker, but Assemblyman Levine reworked it to directly make it legal. Full story from pokerpages.

    The California Gambling Control / Intrastate Online Poker Legalization Act (authored by Assemblyman Lloyd Levine, D-Van Nuys) was approved by the Senate Governmental Organization Committee on Tuesday June 24 on a 6-1 vote, with amendments to move forward on drafting regulations and generating projections for potential revenue.

    The Attorney General's Bureau of Gambling Control, the state Gaming Control Commission and the Legislative Counsel will now recommend a structure for the system, analyze potential revenue and draft regulations to be included in the bill's language as it moves to the Senate Appropriations Committee in August, its final stop before a Senate floor.

    Just one more committee, then on to a vote! Take that, federal regulations!

    Posted by Ethan at 2008-06-28 00:03:58

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