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The coalition of tribes and poker rooms that have agreed to launch online poker with PokerStars in California have hit out at the latest bill to be introduced in the state for once again including a so-called ‘bad actor’ clause.

The coalition, comprising the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians and California’s three largest card clubs, the Commerce Club, the Hawaiian Gardens Casino and the Bicycle Casino, together with PokerStars owner Amaya Gaming Group, described the bill as a “rehash of previously unsuccessful proposals.”

Introduced by Assemblyman Mike Gatto earlier this week, AB-9, The Internet Poker Consumer Protection Act of 2015, looks to ban operators, brand names, customer lists and platforms which were active in California after December 31st, 2006, including acquired assets.

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