Pala Band of Mission Indians Continues to Support Assemblyman Gray's AB 2863 Internet Poker Legislation

Feb 22, 2016, 18:15 ET from Pala Band of Mission Indians

PALA, Calif., Feb. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pala Band of Mission Indians today announced its continued support for Assemblyman Adam Gray's (D-Merced) Assembly Bill 2863 that would bring regulated Internet poker to residents of the State of California. 

AB 2863 bridges the gaps of California's gaming stakeholders and positions the State Legislature to conclude a bill that will bring the game of poker into the online world.  The Pala Band of Mission Indians will continue to work with Assemblyman Gray, the Legislature and other stakeholders to assist in the passage of Internet poker legislation.

"The conclusion of Internet Poker legislation will bring a number of benefits to the State of California," said Robert Smith, chairman of the Pala Band of Mission Indians. "Those benefits would include: a regulated online gaming market that would ensure consumer interests are protected; the creation of jobs that will come with the introduction of a new gaming product and a number of new sources of revenue. The Pala Band of Mission Indians will continue to work toward concluding Internet Poker Legislation in 2016."

The Pala Band of Mission Indians is a federally recognized tribe whose reservation is located along the Palomar Mountain range approximately 30 miles northeast of San Diego. The majority of the over 900 tribal members live on the 12,000-acre reservation, established for Cupeño and Luiseño Indians, who consider themselves to be one proud people - Pala. 

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SOURCE Pala Band of Mission Indians