California seems to be taking a lead when it comes to the expansion of casino gambling in the US, and if it is successful in its efforts then the state could be instrumental in legalizing online poker however, this would not materialize until 2010.
A spokesperson from the Morongo Band of Mission Indians stated that it would be advisable for those who are presenting the proposal to legalize online casino games poker in California, ensure that all aspects have been covered and that the proposal is detailed and comprehensive, such that the result could have a positive change on online gambling in the US by and large.
Another spokesperson Patrick Dorinson stated that the best option would be to regroup and have it done by January 2010, however the only fear was that any partnering with regard to the card rooms may place in jeopardy the rights for tribal casinos to operate.
Lawmakers are however not opposing the proposal to legalize online poker, but their area of concern is whether California would receive a sizable share of the revenue after all the effort being put in by California to change existing laws. It is quite comforting that the proposal to legalize online poker in the state of California is receiving a lot of support among legislators.
It is imperative that when the proposal is handed over it should be exhaustive and detailed and for this reason it is now taking a back seat till January 2010. The groups are collating all the possible information that is required to ensure that the bill gets passed without any undue delay or for want of additional information.