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California Cool on Inter State Compacts at NCLGS Meeting

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At the winter meeting of the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS), Richard Schuetz from the California Gambling Control Commission feels the proposed compacts are unrealistic.

In US gambling news, the NCLGS meeting resulted in a lot of discussion over timely topics, but one subject that came up concerned the proposed interstate compacts.

With the changes in US gambling laws on the stance of online gambling, which now allows states to choose whether they want to regulate online casinos and mobile betting, new territory is being trodden on the subject.

California’s Richard Schuetz believes the push for inter state compacts is unrealistic

Although, only Delaware, Nevada and New Jersey at present have opted to take their casinos online, a hot topic at NCLGS that came up is the subject of interstate compacts, or rather, California’s doubts on the matter.

Richard Schuetz believes that in order for California to share online poker liquidity with other US states requires a lot of red tape, where approval needs to be sought from California’s legislators, governor and attorney general.

He commented that those who manage the compliance issues and the investigation for California’s AG are “some of the strongest union members in the state… someone’s going to have to convince them that they should give those jobs to Nevada. That may be a difficult sell.”

At present, it’s unclear whether California will join the other US states to unite its online gambling stakeholders in a single legislative effort for the coming year.

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