California Attack Ads Target PokerStars

poker stars pokerstarsThe rhetoric surrounding California online poker continues to intensify, dampening the state’s chances of passing a bill to regulate the industry in 2015.

Latest to the fray: a radio ad campaign from the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians that paints an aggressively negative picture of both PokerStars and the brand’s new owner Amaya.

The campaign comes on the heels of the California Gaming conference where a tribal coalition (including Viejas) that opposes the participation of horse tracks and PokerStars in regulated online poker was consistently branded as obstructionist by those who support inclusion of tracks, PokerStars, or both.

The version of the ad relayed to OPR touched on the typical points raised against PokerStars in the California debate, including the company’s settlement with the US Department of Justice (PokerStars admitted no wrongdoing) and the ongoing AMF inquiry into trading in Amaya around Amaya’s acquisition of PokerStars in 2014.

The ad concludes by urging listeners to contact their representatives to voice opposition to PokerStars’ participation in online poker.

More at Online Poker Report (Audio included)

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