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Fear of PokerStars hangs over CA poker debate

California gamblers’ dream of having legal internet poker in the Golden State suddenly seems closer than ever, thanks to proponents’ decision to include in pending legislation a de facto subsidy of at least $60 million annually to struggling racetracks. But

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Bets placed on dueling online poker bills

This year could bring gambling to Internet users in California. For years, online poker has been legal in the United States, but not in the Golden State. Now, amidst a host of competing interests, a spate of new bills has

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From Golden State to Gambling State 2

March 2, 2012 The tiny Manzanita Band of Mission Indians proposes to build a ginormous “casino facility” on a 61-acre parcel of land. The tribe’s tricked-out casino will boast 2,000 slot machines and 45 gaming tables. It also will have

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Tribes at odds over online poker 0

Feb. 11, 2010 By ELISE VIEBECK In an eight-hour session on Tuesday, a Senate committee considered the implications of legalizing online poker, which has been prohibited in the United States since 2006. The testimony split legalization proponents — legislators looking

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