Online Poker Legalization Ads On Airwaves

The fight for online poker legalization has just escalated. A group of casino operators which include Commerce Casino, Bicycle Club, Hollywood Park Casino, as well as operators of American Indian gaming facilities, including the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians have taken over the radio and television air waves with ads. The ads are by the California Online Poker Association, and urge the public as well as lawmakers to legalize online poker in California. The ads started airing in the Sacramento area this week.

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Online Gambling By Next Year In D.C.

In 2006, Congress banned internet gambling, and it’s been fought against ever since. This has been a turbulent year for online gambling industry in the United States, with many states going through the motions of attempting to legalize online gambling state-wide, while facing criticism from those opposed. Since 2006, the Justice Department has also cracked down on many offshore operators, from shutting down sites, to seizing their domains, to even arresting executives. The most recent case of the U.S. Department of Justice cracking down on online gambling operators was Black Friday, though those sites got in trouble for a few reasons.

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