Wednesday April 24,2013 : CALIFORNIA SPORTS BETTING BILL MOVES FORWARD (Update)
Unanimous positive vote in Senate Governmental Organization Committee
The prospects for California state Senator Rod Wright's latest attempt to legalise intrastate sports betting improved Tuesday with an 11-0 vote to progress his bill SB109 by the Senate Governmental Organization Committee.
Hopefully the bill will have better luck than its predecessor – SB1390 – a year ago, which made it through the committee gauntlet and even the state Senate, but ran out of steam in the House .
California will be watching developments in the New Jersey appeal against a ruling halting it from implementing similar legalization after litigation with the national sports leagues