The United States Poker industry was hopeful that something positive will come out in their favor.
But, to their disappointment, no states of US were given the green signal to hold online gambling games in their borders. Means, no state got the permission to legalize poker or other online gambling game.
However, it is not like 2016 was a dry year for the poker industry. On the contrary, many things happened, the topics were discussed and progress was done. In several states, discussion on the matter of legalizing the poker game was made reached to the level of acceptance.
In California, people were trying to legalize poker in the state, but the efforts got failed. However, in late July, the online poker bill of California AB 2863 passed the Committee state on Appropriations. The bill reached the floor of the full Assembly for the first time. Nevertheless, the measured did not bring any fruitful result in the year. But, it will not be wrong to say that, momentum in legalization of poker in the state happened. (more…)