The chairmen of California's legislative policy committees have introduced identical bills to regulate online poker in the state.

Senator Isadore Hall, chairman of the Senate Governmental Organisation Committee and Assemblymember Adam Gray, chairman of the same committee in the Assembly, announced the identical bills Thursday.

This is the third attempt to legalise online poker in the current legislative session, following the introduction of Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s AB9 last December and Reggie Jones-Sawyer’s AB167 in January.

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