Currently, online poker faces a prohibition in California. New legislation would legalize the game, but with myriad restrictions. The always cash-starved state wants to profit — and sees a potential $800 million in additional revenues by 2020, based on a recent study circulated by a pro-poker group. But an odd alliance has emerged as the California Legislature moves forward on a bid to legalize online poker. Various groups, from online poker companies to Indian casinos to a billionaire owner of a Las Vegas casino company, have been taking positions that they say are based on protecting the public. Steven Greenhut says they're feigning moral outrage to crush the competition.
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