Friday, May 14, 2010
CA Senator Rod Wright to Introduce Online Poker
A prominent California legislator is set to deliver a new intrastate online poker bill by the end of the month, and he has defied tribal interests to sue if they believe their sovereignty is infringed by the measure. Speaking at the Global iGaming Summit and Expo (GiGSE) in Montreal yesterday, Senator Rod Wright of Inglewood, CA., announced his intention to debut a measure that would propose the legalisation of an intrastate poker system in California within the next two weeks, but the veteran lawmaker acknowledged there would be conflict over the bill. Tribes want YOUR computer to be considered a "Gaming Machine" and in violation of compacts. That being the case, should tribes be allowed to use computers? Tribes like Pechanga, Picayune Reddint et al, have proven it's about greed. Let's get gaming money back into our state where it's needed.