August 2016 Media Coverage

Wednesday, August 31st 2016

August 2016

Internet poker bill amended to appease local tribes, vote expected soon
Published by The Press Enterprise, August 18, 2016

A bill that would establish a regulatory framework for legal internet poker in California was amended last week to address some of the longstanding concerns of local tribes, specifically the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians in Temecula and the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians in Palm Springs.

A vote is expected soon, possibly as early as Monday.

A provision that would have allowed the sullied operators to buy their way out of the “box,” for a $20 million fee, has been removed, according to Gambling Compliance’s Chris Krafcik, who posted analysis of the amendments on his Twitter account.

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Daily Fantasy Sports Industry Has Some Successes, Momentum
Published by Capitol Journal, August, 2016

The daily fantasy sports industry had a few wins this spring in its first full year of pushing to make its games explicitly legal across the country. And while the question of whether the games are legal remains unclear in much of the nation, and their future up in the air in some of the biggest states, proponents of the games say the industry is in a period of positive momentum that’s likely to continue.

Chris Krafcik, the research director at consulting firm GamblingCompliance, which monitors the legal landscape surrounding the gaming industry, said the momentum has started and is likely to keep going.

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