The historic Elks Tower is a few steps away from being the first card room in downtown Sacramento, but other casinos are fighting hard to stop them.
California has been at it longer than any other state, but now multiple states are passing CA by when it comes to online gambling progress.
The only change on the online poker front is a shuffling of tribal and card room coalitions. Online poker, meanwhile, is going nowhere fast.
Federal agents shut down the Bike in California for almost 20 hours. Local reports suggest players have used the casino to launder money.
The crowded poker tournament calendar in California moves from Commerce Casino to the Bicycle Casino for the upcoming World Series of Poker Circuit series.
The LA Poker Classic saw Phil Hellmuth and Mike Matusow battle heads-up in a prelim. Next is WPT LAPC Main Event and a dinner honoring Linda Johnson.
The latest California online poker bill attempts to find rooms for tribal casinos to compromise, with racing considerations and a vague bad actor clause.
California will take another stab at legalizing and regulating online poker this year, in what might be the best opportunity in recent years.