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Jones-Sawyer launches new effort to regulate online poker in California

21st February 2017 9:48 am GMT

Efforts to legalise online poker in California are back underway with a new bill from Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer.

The long-time poker advocate has filed AB1677, the Internet Poker Consumer Protection Act of 2016, which would allow federally-recognised tribal gaming operators and licensed cardrooms to launch online poker sites serving players in California.

Prospective operators can apply for seven-year licences against a deposit payment of $12.5m, and would be subject to a gross gaming revenue tax on a sliding scale. 

This would range [...]

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