A bill to legalise online poker in California has been withdrawn prior to its Senate Committee hearing Tuesday due to an apparent lack of support, despite the introduction of numerous amendments designed to appease its opponents.

Senator Roderick Wright’s Internet Gambling Consumer Protection and Public-Private Partnership Act of 2012 was scheduled to be heard Tuesday by the Senate Governmental Organisation Committee but was pulled from the schedule without warning, despite the attendance of numerous industry stakeholders who had sought to provide testimony before the committee.

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