CA SB 678 (Correa) Authorization and Regulation of Internet Poker and Consumer Protection Act of 2013

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An act to add Chapter 5.2 (commencing with Section 19990) to Division 8 of the Business and Professions Code, relating to gambling.

Legislative Counsel’s Digest:

Senate Bill No. 678, as introduced, Correa, February 22, 2013. Internet gambling.

The Gambling Control Act provides for the licensure of certain individuals and establishments that conduct controlled games, as defined, and for the regulation of these gambling activities by the California Gambling Control Commission. The Department of Justice has related investigatory and enforcement duties under the act. Any violation of these provisions is punishable as a misdemeanor, as specified.

This bill would authorize the operation of Internet poker Web sites within the borders of this state. The bill would require the commission to establish a regulatory framework for the licensure of eligible entities and the operation of Internet poker Web sites within the borders of the state.

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