Recent reports that politicians in California would not pass online poker legislation this year have been followed up by a report that a California tribe and card room are working to reach a compromise to get such a bill passed.
The California Online Poker Association spoke out Wednesday that if State Senator Rod Wright's current poker bill SB1463 could remove racing interests as possible operators that the bill could be passed.
Senator Wright's bill has seen plenty of amendments since it was introduced. It previously was changed to drop a provision that would require tribal operators to drop their traditional sovereign status.
Currently there are four weeks left in the Golden State's legislative session, and any such poker bill would be cutting it close if it were to be discussed.
It has been estimated that bringing online poker to California could create 1,300 jobs and $1.4 billion in revenue over the next ten years.