Sen. Lou Correa Praised for Proposed Online-Gambling Bill

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​Orange County state Senator Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana) is better than a handful of aces, if you ask the California Gaming Association.

The group is praising Correa's proposed Senate Bill 40, which would legalize online poker in California and is opposed by--one guess--yes, greedy Nevada casino executives.

U.S. Senator Harry Reid (D-The Bellagio) has been strenuously pushing a federal bill that favors Nevada casino companies over California Indian tribes. 

The tribes are selling Correa's bill as a way to help lower the state's massive budget shortfall by creating a new government-revenue stream.

"I'm honored to have the support of the California Gaming Association behind SB 40," said Correa in a prepared statement. "The growing support for this legislation shows that now is the time for California to engage by creating a legal and safe environment for our residents who play online poker while also generating new revenues and jobs for our state."

--R. Scott Moxley / OC Weekly

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Many people are crazy for playing online gambling game and they can't see that sometimes they lost lots of money.

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Gambling also a source of the tax revenue for the state. Even its also a source of income for the the most of the gambling lovers. So according to me online gambling should be legalize.

Joseph
Joseph

I don't like this because it give the big guys only the right to operate an online poker "hub" what about the small guys who would like to operate a online poker "hub" to support his family and provide jobs to his locale community.

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