California state Assemblyman Lloyd Levine, has introduced a study bill that would clear the way for intrastate online poker in America’s most populous state. It is a development which, while it may not technically contravene the Wire Act or the UIGEA, could still raise concerns among banks and payment processing firms.The bill, AB2026, would order the California Gambling Control Commission and the Department of Justice to study the federal law, including the Wire Act and the 2006 Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) to determine whether a strictly California-based online poker service might be legal.
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