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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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iPoker: Tribal coalition not bluffing against opponents

A powerful coalition of the state’s most prominent Native American tribes isn’t bluffing in its opposition to one proposal to legalize online poker in California. Led by the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians, a half-dozen tribes have registered their opposition to

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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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CA lawmakers deal pair of online poker bills

State lawmakers have dealt out a pair of bills to legalize Internet poker in California. Assemblymen Mike Gatto, D-Glendale, and Reggies Jones-Sawyer, D-Los Angeles, have introduced separate proposals to allow online poker in the largest potential gaming market in the country. As many

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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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