California Bill Would Allow Charity Poker - Tuesday 21st of February 2006

CALIFORNIA – As reported by the San Jose Business Journal: "The California Assembly has upped the ante on charity poker by approving legislation that would allow a wide variety of nonprofits to hold fundraisers using gambling.

"The bill, introduced by Alberto Torrico, D-Newark, is given a good chance of passage in the Senate where it now awaits action. Attorney General Bill Lockyer is a sponsor.

"…The Almaden Business Association ran afoul of the poker ban last October when it planned to hold a Texas Hold 'em poker fundraiser to pay for furniture in a planned children's story room in the new Almaden library branch…"

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