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13 Calif. tribes reach agreement on Internet poker bill
13 Calif. tribes reach agreement on Internet poker bill

After five years of disagreements, 13 California Indian tribes said Tuesday they have reached a compromise on legislation that would legalize Internet poker in the state. Until recently, tribes including the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians disagreed with other casino operators, including the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians, but both sides now support a bill that would only allow current operators of a brick and mortar poker casino to run games on the Internet. That and other language in the bill could exclude Internet poker companies such as PokerStars, which has partnered with the Morongo Band of Mission Indians in proposing a broader legalization plan. “In achieving...

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