PokerStars introduced a brand new website last week, californians4ipoker.com, which is in partnership with two Indian-tribes and three LA brick and mortar poker rooms.
The website is geared toward encouraging open and fair regulation of online poker in California.
The move suitably named Californians for Responsible iPoker hopes to not only battle the fact many interested parties in the State are striving to prohibit PokerStars from state legislation, but also to educate residents as to why online poker would be beneficial for Californians .
The list of names of those involved are Amaya Gaming which is PokerStars parent company, the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, the Commerce Hotel & Casino , the Bicycle Hotel & Casino and the Hawaiian Gardens Casino.
10 Reasons Why Online Poker Is Good For California
On their website, it goes on to list 10 reasons why online poker would be good for California. They are listed below as per the californians4ipoker.com website:
1.) Millions of Californians play poker and they should be allowed to play from their own home in a well-protected, responsible iPoker environment.
2.) We want California players to be protected. A well-regulated market would ensure best-in-class protection that illegitimate sites do not supply.
3.) We want your money to be safe and know that regulated markets can insist funds are held in segregated accounts, a practice that would allow all players to cash out at the same time. No such consumer protections exist in unregulated markets.
4.) We want children kept safe and that can be achieved with responsible regulation. Well-regulated markets have proved that using detailed biographical information screens and prevents youth access. No such protocols or protections exist in unregulated markets.
5.) Responsible iPoker practice can and should be enforced through the introduction of strict deposit limits, self-imposed buy-in limits, and the facility to instantly activate ‘cooling off’ periods. No such consumer protections exist in unregulated markets.
6.) We believe that California regulators should have full transparency into operators’ business practices. That includes making sure the shuffle is true, game-integrity practices are up to date, and players are treated fairly.
7.) We want iPoker play to stay inside our borders and that is possible with innovative geo location technology. Users can be pinpointed to within a 25-meter buffer zone with sophisticated real-time checks that detect attempts to mask location.
8.) Hundreds of millions of dollars can be added to state coffers which could be earmarked for key state programs, such as schools and public safety.
9.) We want to create jobs for Californians. A regulated iPoker market could create thousands of jobs for Californians in technology, security and customer services.
10.) We know it’s good for California businesses. Jurisdictions with a regulated iPoker market report a halo effect for land-based card rooms and casinos thanks to wider awareness leading to more consumers joining the poker community.
They also make the people aware of a The PokerStars Pro Tour. Those part of the tour are PokerStars pros Chris Moneymaker, Daniel Negreanu, Vanessa Selbst and Jason Somerville, whom plan to visit card rooms all over California. The people of California can meet and play the pros.
If you’d like the PokerStars Pro Tour to come to your card room please contact us. They encourage people to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if they want these pros to come to a poker room in California.