Tribes at odds over legalizing Internet poker

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Tribes at odds over legalizing Internet poker

Riverside County tribe proposes alliance with card clubs

A Riverside County tribe is pushing for a law that would allow gamblers in California to play poker over the Internet. But some San Diego County tribes oppose the move, saying it will be bad for their businesses.

The Morongo Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians, which owns Morongo Casino Resort and Spa in central Riverside County, is leading the effort, arguing that millions of gamblers already play online and that legalizing it would generate revenue for the cash-starved state.

A spokesman for the Morongo tribe said the proposal also would offer better consumer protections than the unregulated Web sites that exist offshore and largely out of reach of federal law.

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The Viejas Band of Mission Indians has been against any form of online gambling as they feel it will reduce their income from their land based gambling business... they are also one of the Tribes that hired Jack Abramoff to bribe congressmen... to keep online gambling illegal.
 

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