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California governor urged to reject online bingo bill

18 September 2008

As reported by Gaming Intelligence Group: "A bill pushed through the California legislature is set to allow larger Californian charities to offer bingo games throughout the state online. The bill would present opportunities for tribal gaming to move online.

"Backed by Senator Gil Cedillo, SB 1369 passed through Senate and is now awaiting submission to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger amidst protests from hundreds of local charities who face devastation.

"The bill outlaws the electronic charity bingo machines that hundreds of small charities throughout the state rely on for funding. In its place, Remote Caller Bingo enables simultaneous bingo games at multiple locations throughout the state online. While organizers of Remote Caller Bingo will be able to offer larger jackpots, the technology will be unavailable to small charities...

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