By PE Politics
May 12, 2011 5:48 PM

A bill that would license Internet poker in California failed to meet a key committee deadline last Friday.

On Thursday, however, the author of SB 40 announced that he was adding an urgency clause to the legislation, keeping it alive indefinitely.

“With federal action looming and the market wide open, we have to quickly authorize online poker in California,” state Sen. Lou Correa, D-Santa Ana, said in a statement. “To delay will mean loss of more than $1.4 billion in new state revenue at a time when it is severely needed.”

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