Month: June 2018

24 Things We Learned at the California Online Poker Hearing

The 10 most important themes #1: California legislators want online poker Throughout the hearing the legislators questions and comments certainly had a when not if vibe to them, from Vice-Chairman Brian Nestande and Chairman Isadore Hall III, to Reginald Jones-Sawyer who introduced the tribe-friendly AB 2291. One interesting motivation came during the opening remarks when

Hearing Wrapup: PokerStars and Their CA Partners Have Drawn Their Line in the Sand

Frenetic. That is how I would describe California’s online poker hearing once it hit the three-hour mark yesterday. The fireworks began during the third panel of the afternoon, as seven tribal chairman sat before the Governmental Organizations committee, when all of a sudden a press release was issued to members of the poker media declaring

Breaking: Morongo and Key Card Rooms Formally Announce PokerStars Agreement

Press release: Morongo Band of Mission Indians, California’s Largest Card Clubs and PokerStars Announce Agreement to Offer Online Poker in California When Legislation is Passed Legislation should fully protect the interests of consumers and the State, but should not be abused to artificially create a competitive advantage for a select few Sacramento, CA, April 23,

California iPoker Assembly Hearing and What to Watch For

The day is finally upon us. I feel like Steve Martin in the cult comedy The Jerk, jumping up and down, screaming, and telling Jackie Mason, “The new phonebook’s here!” Wednesday, April 23rd, at 1:30 PM, the Governmental Organizations Committee will host their hearing on online poker and details are finally starting to leak out

California iGaming Week in Review: US iGaming Forum and PPA Fights Back

It’s been a fairly quiet week on the California iGaming front, but don’t let this fool you into thinking the debate is fizzling, or that the two bills that have been introduced in the state assembly and state senate are doomed to irrelevancy and will rot away like all of the state’s previous attempts to

California iGaming Week in Review: Restored Hope For PokerStars

The battle for California online poker continues to rage on as PokerStars and their allies (the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, the Commerce Casino, the Bicycle Casino, and Hawaiian Gardens) continue to make their case for inclusion while their opponents continue to plead with regulators to keep PokerStars out of the market. In this installment

California iGaming Week in Review March 21, 2014: PokerStars Rumors and iGNA

California’s legislatures, regulators, and casino / cardroom / Indian interests were thrown a curveball this past week, and their online poker plans will now have to deal with a major wildcard that has been thrown into the mix, PokerStars. According to several reports and rumors percolating around the iGaming campfire, PokerStars and the Morongo Tribe

California iGaming Week in Review: Oregon Playing Role of Copy-Cat?

California is dominating the discussion when it comes to potential online gambling expansion, as the most populous state is now one of the leading candidates to join New Jersey, Nevada, and Delaware. In this column we’ll take a look at the latest developments in the world of California gaming, including a pair of reappointments to