California’s chances at passing an online poker bill in 2015 may be all but dead and buried if secondhand statements attributed to State Senator and Governmental Organization (GO) Committee Chairman Isadore Hall III can be taken at face value.
A recent column by John Howard that appeared in Capitol Weekly quotes two sources – one named and one unnamed – who claim to have spoken with Hall recently on the issue of online poker, and both indicated that despite the progress the issue has made in the Assembly, online poker is a dead issue in the Senate.
“He said he will not be setting or hearing any internet poker bills this year,” attorney and lobbyist David Quintana told Capitol Weekly. Quintana is a reliable source as he represents the California Tribal Business Alliance.
“Online poker is dead,” an unnamed source told Capitol Weekly. “There was no momentum. He’s [Isadore hall III] not going to hear the bills.”
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