Another California online poker regulation bill bit the dust this week, as Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer's bill will be relegated to limbo, meeting Mike Gatto's poker bill in political limbo.
AB167 will be pulled from the state Assembly's agenda, effectively shelving the bill permanently without saying so. The Golden State has been trying to pass and regulate online poker within their borders for several years now, but every bill seems to be withdrawn due to a lack of interest by the state's elected representatives.
It was thought that 2015 may be the year to see online poker regulated, but it appears that there is still not enough support to get any sort of bill through to Governor Jerry Brown's desk for passage.
With the withdrawal there is only Senator Isadore Hall's poker bill left, which has an urgency clause attached to it, but remains incomplete in terms of regulating and legalizing the game.
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