8/20/2009

The leader of the California Senate deferred a vote on a bill to offer online poker in California until the next legislative session. The Morongo Band of Mission Indians drafted a five-page bill to allow a centralized poker Web site, but the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians -- one of the state's larger and more wealthy tribes -- opposes the bill. The California Tribal Business Alliance also opposes the bill because it would disrupt the state's tribal gambling compacts.

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