In the us, California made a new attempt to legalize online poker. Local parliamentarians Adam gray and Reggie Jones-Sawyer submitted to their colleagues a draft law that regulates the functioning of the legal online poker market in the territory of the richest American state.
In many ways, the document is similar to the version of the bill developed by the same gray last year. However, some significant amendments have been made to the new version, CalvinAyre informs.
Thus, the clause providing for a 15% tax on the income of gambling companies, as well as a mandatory fee of $15 million for a potential operator to obtain a license, was excluded. Both of these figures were eliminated largely due to the objections of representatives of large gambling companies, who argued that in such conditions, operators would not be able to earn a cent.
However, the most important innovation in the bill is the new paragraph on criminal liability for the illegal organization of online poker rooms through registered abroad (in offshore zones) Internet sites that do not have the necessary California license.
The strict penalty of imprisonment will be applied not only to representatives of the operator companies, but also to ordinary players-Californians who will support such resources.
$4.2 billion will put US residents on the upcoming super bowl
The American gambling Association (AGA) has estimated that the 50th anniversary super bowl between the National football League’s Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers will accumulate approximately $4.2 billion in bets in the United States.
The main game of the season in the NFL will be played on February 7 in Santa Clara, California. AGA experts believe that this year bookmakers will raise funds by 8% more than at the super bowl last year. At the same time, about 97% of the total volume of bets will be made on the illegal market for the country, including (which is illegal in the United States) online on the sites of foreign bookmakers, Newsweek reports.
For example, last year only 3% of all bets on the super bowl were made legally. This year, AGA representatives expect a similar proportion between the legal and” black ” markets.
The favorite before the super Bowl is “Carolina” with a coefficient of 1.41 to win. The probability of winning “Denver” is estimated at 3.0.