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Mike Gatto
Best bet for online poker: regulations
Best bet for online poker: regulations

State lawmakers are debating again whether to allow licensed gambling operations in California to launch online poker sites. And as usual, the bills' sponsors are having trouble getting those in the gambling business to agree on who, if anyone, should be allowed to run virtual poker rooms. Lawmakers should ignore the industry squabbling and focus on protecting consumers. ------------ FOR THE RECORD Online poker: A May 12 editorial said PokerStars took "illegal bets" under its former owners. The federal government dropped its complaint against the company in 2012, and PokerStars admitted no wrongdoing. Its founder, however, remains under indictment for allegedly running...

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