The online gaming future of the Golden state will be discussed at a gaming debate on February 27th 2014 in Sacramento.
As online poker is still not legal according to the US gambling laws, the gaming industry is getting together to discuss the prospects of the state regarding online gambling.
The inaugural iGaming Legislative Symposium is aiming to “identify the critical issues regarding the legalization of online gaming in California, and explore possible solutions and success scenarios that are applicable to jurisdictions nationwide.”
Popular industry experts will take part in the event
Many famous leaders from the industry like: Geoff Freeman, president and CEO of the American Gaming Association; Mark Macarro, chairman of Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians; and Richard Schuetz, commissioner from the California Gambling Control Commission, will participate in the discussion.
California is the most populated state in the US and it also holds the largest tribal casino industry, therefore the debate about US online poker rooms in the state is highly necessary, according to the organizers.
The major topics, which will be discussed, are: What can California legislators, regulators, and operators expect with the pending legalization of online gambling? What are the political pitfalls and opportunities for making iGaming a reality in California?
Additionally, questions like: Who are the stakeholders that will participate in operating California iGaming? What are the potential regulatory options and how are effective regulatory regimes developed? How should California structure its iGaming tax policy and what is the most effective policy?, will be addressed as well.