The only change on the online poker front is a shuffling of tribal and card room coalitions. Online poker, meanwhile, is going nowhere fast.
The Pechanga Coalition, who have been known not to budge on horse racing, offered up a few compromises that they would be okay with which is a big step.
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.
The Pechanga Band of Indians had been rumored to be in agreement with PokerStars, those rumors are false. The Pechanga are standing firm on their stance.
As promising as 2015 looked for online gambling in California, the Pechanga coalition is being stubborn and forcing some to write 2015 off as a lost cause.
The tribal casinos in California have recently been accusing the California card rooms of offering house banked games, which is against the law.
Two new bills, AB 9 and AB 167, have been introduced in Congress. Both bills hope to legalize online gambling in California and are good starting points.
District Judge Anthony Battaglia ordered Desert Rose Bingo to shut down. He stated that their online bingo violated UIGEA and is Type III gaming.
The Department of Justice wants a restraining order against the Iipay Nation with regards to Desert Rose Bingo, stating it violates the UIGEA.