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California's attempt to legalize sports betting took a key step forward on Monday as the bill cleared the Senate Governmental Organizing Committee with a 13-0 vote.
SB1390 would allow for punters in California to bet on sports at horse tracks, card rooms, Indian casinos, and poker halls within the Golden State. If the bill is signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown it would put California at odds with the Federal government, who has effectively banned sports betting with the Professional Amateur Sports Protection Act.
Currently New Jersey is also working on a similar law.