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- California’s online poker prospectors find only fool’s gold
April 27, 2017
California’s once hopeful online poker prospectors continue to find nothing but fool’s gold in the Golden State. Earlier this week, California Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer confirmed one of the industry’s worst-kept secrets: namely, that state legislators don’t intend to expend a whole lot of effort attempting to pass an online poker...
- California gets first online poker bill for 2017
February 20, 2017
California legislators are gearing up for yet another Sisyphean effort at passing online poker legislation, because it’s not like the state has any other serious issues worth tackling, like collapsing dams, wildfires or Trumpian forces targeting its sanctuary cities. Friday saw the debut of AB 1677, the Internet Poker Consumer...
- California’s new online poker bill makes it a felony to play on international sites
February 23, 2016
California’s new online poker bill has received the blessing of the usual suspects, while those who have traditionally stood opposed have yet to indicate any willingness to retreat from their line in the sand. On Friday, Assemblymen Adam Gray and Reggie Jones-Sawyer filed a draft of AB 2863, the state’s...
- New California online poker bill offers olive branch to PokerStars, racetracks
January 23, 2015
UPDATED WITH PECHANGA AND MORONGO COMMENTS AT BOTTOM A new online poker bill has arrived in California courtesy of Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer (pictured right). Titled the Internet Poker Consumer Protection Act of 2015 (read it here), the bill differs from Mike Gatto’s AB 9 legislation by allowing state racetracks to...
- PrivateTable delay California real-money online poker launch by a week
August 29, 2014
California online poker players just got slow-rolled by the tribal website that had promised to open for business by Thursday. PrivateTable.com, the online poker site of the federally recognized Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel in San Diego County, is currently offering free-play poker but had promised to launch real-money play...
- California officially gives up on passing online poker legislation in 2014
August 7, 2014
And then there were none. The day after California state Sen. Lou Correa withdrew his intrastate online poker bill from consideration, state Assemblyman Reginald Jones-Sawyer (pictured) has tossed his own online poker baby out with the bathwater. A Sawyer-Jones representative told PokerNews that the assemblyman agreed with Correa that there...