Well, just like the famous song Tubthumping from the band Chumbawamba, “they got knocked down but they got up again. You ain’t ever gonna keep them down.” Specifically PokerStars and their partners who are trying to push for the legalization of online poker gambling in California.
Now, this in no way means that the battle to get online Poker in California is over. According to onlinepokerreport.com, they stated that, “Following news that California lawmakers were shelving an online poker push for the session, PokerStars and its partners released a statement stressing their continued commitment to bringing regulated online poker to the Golden State.” Robert Martin, Morongo Band of Mission Indians Tribal Chairman, added, “We have been working on this issue for five years now and while we were optimistic that a suitable bill would move forward in 2014, we’re in this for the long haul and we’d rather do it right than have a bad bill.”
The more reassurance and commitment given, the more plausible it sounds for online poker playing to be just around the corner in California. Onlinepokerreport.com states “Jones-Sawyer’s office recently indicated to PokerNews that an online poker bill would be the Assembly Members first priority when lawmakers return to Sacramento this December.”
So, right now, Pokerstars and all the other organizations that want to integrate online poker gambling in California are on standby. Once lawmakers say yes however, get ready for those floodgates to open. Guy Templer, Group Director of Strategy and Business Development for the Rational Group, which controls PokerStars, told onlinepokerreport.com, “We look forward to bringing our best practices in responsible gaming, online security, e-commerce, protection of players’ funds and game integrity to any new California market.”
Therefore, until this passes, I have a thought. Have you ever considered looking into Bean Bag tournaments?