It seems California legislature is trying its best to put stumbling blocks wherever possible to prevent the legalisation of online poker. Recently a letter was sent to Senator Lou Correa to confirm that the 13 tribes in California had reached consensus with regards internet poker. Despite this consensus, there is the ‘Bad Actor’ clause which excludes any operator or affiliate from applying for a license if they were involved after the 31st December 2006.
This will affect Poker Stars, one of the worlds’ top online poker sites. Poker Stars is currently in partnership with the Moronga Band of Mission Indians as well as three other casinos.
It seems certain persons do not want Poker Stars in on the act, even though they have paid out some $731 million to settle a law suit brought against them. Recently Poker Stars were bought by the Amaya group, who have now also added their muscle to the proposals in order to what a large percentage of the Californian population believe is the inevitable.