California will take another stab at legalizing and regulating online poker this year, in what might be the best opportunity in recent years.
We have a recap of the key California online poker events and milestones from 2015, and suggestions for 2016 to help regulate the industry in California.
After both AB 9 and AB 167 were pulled by Assemblymen Gatto and Jones-Sawyer, the iPoker talks are likely done for the current year. Better luck in 2016.
Even though some of the pro-online poker sponsors are holding onto hope, lobbyist Quintana says it is all but dead for 2015 and he seems correct.
For some, seeing online gambling bill AB 431 move forward in the legislative process may seem like progress. There is still a lot of work to do on the bill.
Legal Rundown: PokerStars Still Coming to NJ – NY Files Online Poker Bill and Urges Congress to Block RAWA
While California online poker has been slow, New York and New Jersey both have legal matters to tend to, NY with RAWA and their bill and NJ with PokerStars.