It is almost certain that California will not be moving forward with any online gambling bill this year following the usual in fighting between the Indian tribal casino owners and the horse racing industry on how to share the online gambling pie in the biggest state in the US.
The two online gaming bills that have been introduced this year in California look certain to fail as the current legislative session in the state ends on the 6thSeptember and neither bill has the support to move them forward.
Failure seems highly likely as all parties involved are a long way from agreeing on how to work together in making sure they all prosper from online gambling in California.
There is a bill that was drafted earlier in 2013 by 8 of the state’s main tribes called the “Internet Poker Consumer Protection Act of 2013.” That bill excludes racetracks from participating in online poker or gambling and is one of the major reasons why legislative advancement has failed to move forward this year.
California has long been seen as the one state that would make online gambling in the US well worthwhile with a population of 37 million, but players there will have to wait till next year before hopefully playing online.