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California next to legalize online gambling?

California next to legalize online gambling?

2013 turned out to be a great year for American online gambling with New Jersey and Delaware leading the way and serving as examples for single states legalizing and regulating online gambling. There are many support groups and organizations working towards legalizing online gambling across the country  while many other states are considering following suit and passing regulations of their own.

The next most covetted state for online gambling would be California, which has a population larger than that of Canada. There have been efforts to legalized online gambling in the coastal state before and although these have been unsuccessfull, they have garnered interest and support from an important number of its residents.

Many experts doubt that legalized online gambling would come to California before 2015 but attorneys in the state believe the subject could evolve into the form of a ballot issue in the elections planned for later in the current year. This issue could help install a new governor for California.

California residents are at the moment allowed to legaly gamble online but only via domain names hosted by First Nations reserves. These online gambling websites owned by tribes have accounted for as much as $6.7 billion in revenues for 2012 which means there definitely is a hungry market for online gambling.

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