It figures that a group including a tribe like Pechanga, which has violated civil and human rights of it's people and practices apartheid on its reservation would help draft legislation that cheat CA citizens of income and freezes out competitors.
From the Press Enterprise:
A group of prominent American Indian tribes with casinos has crafted draft legislation to legalize Internet poker. It differs in several areas from a bill on the issue introduced by a key state senator.
The draft language, which has not been introduced as a bill, has been circulated by a group of tribes that includes the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians near Temecula and the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians in the Coachella Valley.
The proposal would offer online poker licenses to entities that already offer poker — namely tribes with casinos and the state’s 88 card rooms.
Horse tracks and advanced-deposit wagering facilities would not be eligible, as they are in Senate Bill 51 by state Sen. Rod Wright, D-Inglewood, the chairman of the committee that oversees gaming.
Also, the draft proposal calls for a license fee of $5 million. That is a fraction of the $30 million license fee in the Wright bill.
Remember when PECHANGA tried to keep Californians from voting?
Read more on former Pechanga Tribal ChairJennie Miranda