A bill to legalise online poker in California has been praised by the state’s tribal governments, card clubs and online operators after being unanimously passed by an Assembly Committee Wednesday.

Assembly Bill 2863, introduced by Adam Gray and Reggie Jones-Sawyer in February this year, was unanimously passed by the Governmental Organisation Committee with 18 votes in favour and none against. It now moves to a full Assembly vote, the furthest an online poker bill has progressed in the California legislature.

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