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California’s Assembly will not vote on Adam Gray’s bill to legalise online poker for another week at least after its Appropriations Committee made further changes to so-called ‘bad actor’ provisions in the legislation.

Last week Gray amended AB2863 to push back the legislation’s provisions to penalise operators who were active in the US market following the passage of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) in 2006.

Rather than the usual cut-off date of December 31st, 2006, Gray set a compromise date of December 31st, 2011, as the date after which operators served the market illegally. This was seen as a way of allowing PokerStars into California.

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