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The only 100% U.S. legal online poker

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Big poker weekend winners

This may have been one of our biggest weekends so far

This may have been one of our biggest weekends so far. Congrats to our big weekend winners!! We had a great weekend at Cafrino. Were you a part of it?
 
$200.00 urmybank
$100.00 DrawingD3AD
$70.00 Jackhammer
$50.00 stackedlaundry
$40.00 mikegel
$40.00 smelulater
$35.00 TEXASCLEM
$35.00 onlyone
$35.00 nblauvelt21
$35.00 freewheelinguy
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$20.00 jcpeteyd
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$20.00 1SirDaniel
$20.00 vironas
$20.00 Hmooblee
$20.00 BigBastrd
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$20.00 Ironman27
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$16.00 JONBOY121
$12.50 pfinny
$10.00 JClem132
$10.00 albertamann
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$10.00 Iceman810
$10.00 BIGSTACK
$10.00 DEALTHECARDS
$10.00 swetinBulets
$10.00 TheProfessor
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And special shout out to theblock, who wins our Level 10 Bubble Boy award (a free ticket to the next Level 10 game). Join us all week long for cash tournaments daily!
 
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Big poker weekend winners

Congratulations to all Big Cash Winners!

Congrats to our big weekend winners!! We had a great weekend at Cafrino. We’re you a part of it? Here are a few of our big winners!

$200.00 mandy22
$100.00 patsyjean
$70.00 HanaDarko
$50.00 hanksbank
$40.00 doublebass
$40.00 metsfan11
$35.00 Kithal
$35.00 BobbyT1210
$30.00 NWPatriot
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$20.00 DrDixinUMouse
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$20.00 marcop
$20.00 readem39
$16.00 Chicago122
$15.00 happyduck42
$12.50 vironas
$10.00 PhoenixRising
$10.00 TrailMix
$10.00 MONEYMAC
$10.00 Aceflush4me6
$10.00 BeatCowboy
$10.00 candymanwk
$10.00 SHAAZAAM
$10.00 smelulater
$10.00 seasonic

And special shout out to trmccoy, who wins our Level 10 Bubble Boy award (a free ticket to the next Level 10 game). Join us all week long for cash tournaments daily!

Big poker weekend winners

Last Weekend’s Big Winners at Cafrino Poker

Congrats to our big winners last weekend!!

Check out some of the winners on Cafrino last weekend. We’re you a part of it? Congratulations to all of our winners!

$200.00 readem39
$100.00 Quixote
$70.00 BohemianGrove
$50.00 ooch44
$40.00 ELMAGO
$40.00 BIGSTACK
$35.00 MadBrad
$30.00 nobluffs
$20.00 mwpaded
$20.00 zagsmang
$20.00 CatChick
$20.00 whacky
$20.00 snivels47
$20.00 dpaynter
$20.00 vironas
$20.00 flash13
$16.00 KingNeece
$15.00 danny4654
$12.50 BlueBlade
$10.00 pokertoker7
$10.00 kckkp1999
$10.00 Gerald413
$10.00 RickV1
$10.00 flash13
$10.00 TEXASCLEM
$10.00 hamp4267
$10.00 Bcc123

And special shout out to Cdocrose, who wins our Level 10 Bubble Boy award and a free ticket to the next Level 10 Poker Tournament. Join us all week long for cash poker tournaments daily!

Good luck at the tables!

Big poker weekend winners

Another big weekend at Cafrino!

Congrats to our big weekend winners!!

We had another great weekend of online poker at Cafrino. We’re you a part of it? Congratulations to a few of our big winners!

$200.00 NWPatriot
$100.00 grampyof4
$70.00 gashfor
$50.00 PhoenixRising
$40.00 BohemianGrove
$40.00 CaptTruth
$35.00 ELMAGO
$30.00 DEALTHECARDS
$20.00 kalermo
$20.00 stackedlaundry
$20.00 badbeatjon
$20.00 flinflonfatty
$20.00 guesswhosgotit72
$20.00 shaddd
$20.00 3outer
$16.00 Teerock
$15.00 PokrNDRear
$12.50 HotFlushes
$10.00 bugsmom
$10.00 gbuju1
$10.00 papadean
$10.00 illegal
$10.00 ftmohave
$10.00 JoePalooka

And special shout out to CHOWMING, who wins our Level 10 Bubble Boy award and a free ticket to the next Level 10 Poker Tournament. Join us all week long for cash poker tournaments daily!

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Is California Running Out Of Time For Online Poker?

With Stakeholders Still At Odds, California Legislature Running Out Of Time For Online Poker

Thanks to a late push from a super-coalition of stakeholders, the California legislature continues to contemplate online poker legalization.

However, with several issues still to be ironed out, and just a couple of weeks remaining on the legislative calendar, legislators are running increasingly short on time.

The legislature returned from its month-long summer recess on August 17 and got right back to work, but it will only have until September 11 to tie up any loose ends, and pass legislation before adjourning for the remainder of the year. So on top of the tertiary issue of iPoker, the California legislature will also be working on bills on a multitude of issues.

California is facing some serious problems, which makes the idea of the legislature fighting over online poker seem out of touch with the state’s residents. On top of a debilitating drought and wild fires, the legislature has a number of serious fiscal issues to hash out, including the state’s significant debt.

Time is even more precious when you consider fiscal bills (which online poker regulation would fall into) must pass committee by August 28. This short timeframe makes it unlikely a completed bill such as Reggie Jones-Sawyer’s AB 167 will be considered, which leaves Assemblyman Adam Gray’s shell bill, AB 431, as the state’s lone hope.

On the plus side, a new coalition has formed and it is currently engaged in a full court press to jam an online poker bill through in 2015.

The new super-coalition

Several of the state’s varied factions have set aside their small differences to form a super-coalition of the willing.

Morongo/PokerStars, horseracing and labor, and a tribal coalition consisting of Rincon, Pala, and United Auburn have reportedly been pushing the legislature to muster up the will to vote on an online poker bill – something we hinted at several months ago.

The problem is, they are opposed by a politically powerful group of tribes, and an online poker bill needs a two-thirds vote in both houses of the legislature to pass.

The Pechanga coalition

Standing in opposition to the new super-coalition is a coalition of nine tribes spearheaded by the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians.

This tribal coalition has been deemed obstructionist by the other other factions, as it has been steadfast in its opposition to PokerStars or horseracing tracks being able to apply for a license.

Most analysts and pundits feel it will take a near-consensus to pass an online poker bill in California, and with the Pechanga coalition unwavering on these issues a consensus will not be reached.

Smaller issues still need to be ironed out

There are also several other smaller, but still consequential problems that need to be ironed out on top of the PokerStars and horseracing issues.

How the regulatory structure will be divvied out between the state and tribal regulators is just one of these ancillary issues.

Another reason an iPoker bill will likely fail…

A broader problem with Gray’s bill is it would need to be expanded. There are a lot of i’s to be dotted and t’s to be crossed in AB 431.

On the other hand, if Gray simply adopts the language of AB 167, or acquiesces to the Morongo/PokerStars/Racing/RAP super-coalition’s demands, it could have a very negative impact on online poker efforts in 2016 as it would create an adversary in the Pechanga coalition.

This estrangement would likely be on full display if Gray were inclined to revisit the issue next year.

Essentially, if Gray gives in to the demands of the super-coalition, he will alienate the Pechanga coalition, which would make reaching a consensus next year all the more difficult.

Upshot

As if the state didn’t have enough barriers to overcome, time is now working against online poker in California as well.

Source: www.californiaonlinepoker.com

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US Poker Insight

A partisan attack on the DOJ’s opinion regarding the Wire Act, Caesars reaches deals with senior creditors, and legal US sports betting suffers another set-back.

A right-wing political group, whose founder has ties to Sheldon Adelson, has been quietly mounting a challenge to the US Department of Justice’s most recent opinion on the Wire Act which states that the law only applies to sports betting.

Judicial Watch requested “any and all records concerning, regarding, or related to the December 23, 2011 ruling to legalize non-sports betting over the internet, including but not limited to any records on the legal basis for the ruling under the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006.”

The political advocacy group sued the DOJ when it did not respond to what it likely considered a frivolous request.

Phil Nagy, the CEO of the Winning Poker Network (WPN), took a shot at regulated online poker calling it overrated. Nagy pointed to “heavy taxation and segregated player pools” as keys to the lack of success online poker has achieved in regulated markets around the world.

Source: pokerindustrypro.com

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