AlanMendelson
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October 20th, 2011 at 2:34:35 AM permalink
The California Online Poker Association is made up of 60 brick and mortar casinos in the state that want an intrastate only poker system, and reject federal legislation. They don't want to battle Vegas gaming companies for the profits for the casinos and for the State of California.

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Ayecarumba
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October 20th, 2011 at 2:31:59 PM permalink
Thanks for this Alan. Personally, I don't think the California alliance has a chance once the Feds approve national legislation. Nevada is already out of the gate with a functioning mobile platform standard. Perhaps more energy should be concentrated on positioning California's server farms as the turn key solution for every operator when the national standards are adopted. Fighting the feds from the get go is a dead end.
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98Clubs
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January 11th, 2012 at 6:07:52 PM permalink
Agreed, and California would do well to aim-low with bet sizes, Vegas wants Vegas-on-Line, with $25 min's at 21 and Bacc. Offering $1 Craps, $2 21, and $5 Bacc would give a serious, and slow re-think for Vegas.

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AlanMendelson
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January 11th, 2012 at 10:34:19 PM permalink
I just took a look at this thread again....

The California Alliance is hoping and campaigning for the legislature to "opt out" of the federal plan, and to keep California money within California. A federal plan would have to allow the individual states to opt out.

California legislators are no dummies. If there is money to be made from Internet poker, they'll want to keep it in California instead of letting the Nevada casino giants get it.

The California legislation is supposed to come up in this session.
blakepaul
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March 1st, 2012 at 6:36:37 PM permalink
An interesting read here. I really hope that things would really work out well in the long run. Thanks for this one!
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