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PokerStars Reportedly Working With California Tribe

A report in the magazine is reporting that poker giant PokerStars is allegedly working with the Morongo Band of Mission Indians in California to develop an online poker product.

Any such partnership between the groups would be in anticipation of online poker legalization in California, which currently has two bills sitting in the state legislature.

Rumors of PokerStars and Native American tribes working together are not new, as many other publications have struck up similar stories in the past.

PokerStars faces an uphill fight in any attempt to gaining a legal foothold in the United States, as the group was hit heavy by the Department of Justice during the Black Friday indictments of 2011, which saw PokerStars forced to pay a heavy fine to clear its legal slate in the U.S.

Thus far, the group that owns the poker giant has been unable to secure a gaming license in New Jersey, as the site's founder is still facing criminal indictment in the U.S. for offering illegal betting and money laundering charges.

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