Imagine that, say it ain't so Joe! All it takes is some Indian Gaming money and Joe Baca doesn't want Californians to have a chance to make money and create other jobs. A plan to legalize online gambling moved forward this week in the U.S. House of Representatives, raising concerns from an Inland lawmaker and area tribes, who say the legislation would cut into California's casino business and imperil thousands of jobs around the state.
The legislation, which would allow gamers to make certain kinds of bets legally over the Internet, was approved Wednesday by the Financial Services Committee, clearing the way for a vote on the House floor.
Look, many people do not want to travel to a casino to gamble. They can do so from the comfort of their own home. Why go to a place, like tribal casinos, which doesn't have to report their income, we get little in taxes? Many tribes, like Pechanga, have violated civil rights of their people, why should we reward THEM? Others, like San Manuel, do many good things.
It's time to level the playing field, either get internet gaming or start opening casino gaming to businesses that are fully regulated by the state of California. And as for Joe Baca: In the current election cycle, Baca has received at least $36,050 in campaign cash from various tribes