California Community Looks to Ban Online Gambling

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California Community Looks to Ban Online GamblingWith online and mobile gambling proponents optimistic about digital real-money poker and casino gaming coming to the state of California soon, this week marks a setback for these efforts in at least one community.

Jessica Rogness of The Reporter says the city of Fairfield has approved a ban on computerized gambling.

The reason? Numerous complaints pertaining to an Internet sweepstakes cafe located in the city of Fairfield.

The Fairfield City Council approved the new city ordinance at its meeting Tuesday night, which would prohibit “simulated gambling devices.” The council approved the first reading of the ordinance and discussed the issue during its July 7 meeting.

“The new ordinance takes the place of a temporary moratorium on simulated gambling put in place in Fairfield in 2013,” Rogness reports. “That ordinance was set to expire on Sept. 3.”

To read the full report from The Reporter in Fairfield, click here.

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