California Wants to Ban Online Gambling

Just as Nevada is getting ready to open the doors on legalized Internet gambling, California is attempting to shut it down – for the second time. A California state assembly committee on April 16 approved a bill to ban most forms of online gambling. The bill, sponsored by Assemblyman Dario Frommer, would fine gambling sites that allow players from California to log in, and would make playing itself a misdemeanor offense. The bill appears to be similar in spirit to the Australian government’s current attempt to ban Net betting. According…

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California may crack down on Net gambling

A bill making Internet gambling a crime both for Californians and for online companies targeting them has been approved by the state assembly. The bill, sent to the Senate by a 61-2 vote Wednesday, would make it illegal to offer over the Internet any games that are otherwise not legal in California, such as dice, blackjack and baccarat. There has been “an explosion in Internet gambling,” mostly run by companies located in other countries, said the bill’s author, Assemblyman Dario Frommer, D-Los Angeles. A Californian convicted of gambling online would…

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California bill targets companies offering Internet gambling

A bill making Internet gambling a crime both for Californians and for online companies targeting them was approved Wednesday by the California Assembly in Sacramento. The bill, sent to the Senate by a 61-2 vote, would make it illegal to offer over the Internet any games that are otherwise not legal in California, such as dice, blackjack and baccarat. There has been “an explosion in Internet gambling,” mostly run by companies located in other countries, said the bill’s author, Assemblyman Dario Frommer, D-Los Angeles. A Californian convicted of gambling online…

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