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Attempt To Legalize Blackjack Fails

25 August 2000

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA -- Aug. 25, 2000 – As reported by The Associated Press: "An attempt to legalize blackjack in California card clubs busted Thursday in the state Senate, despite arguments that the clubs should be able to offer the same games as Indian casinos.

"...The Senate voted 22-10 to defeat a bill by Assemblyman Dick Floyd, D-Gardena, that would allow card parlors to offer blackjack or 21, as the popular casino game is called.

"Supporters of Floyd's bill say that card clubs are using copycat games like 20 or 22 to get around the blackjack ban, which dates to 1885…"

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