There has been a lot of recent talk about online poker in California becoming regulated. Unfortunately, at this time that seems to be more of a dream than a reality. The deadline to hear such issues in 2011 is September 9th, and as that date grows nearer, it seems these discussions will have to be picked up in 2012. According to California State Senator Darrell Steinberg, "online gambling legislation isn't going to go away". However, at this time it appears the state is not prepared to hear about the subject.
Things look good for 2012. As more and more information is brought to the forefront about internet poker's profitability, states like California might be inclined to allow online gambling legislation. Not only will this bring more revenues for cash-strapped states, but it will allow their residents to freely gamble from the comforts of their own homes. Between now and 2012, online poker players are being asked to contact their representatives, requesting they take this gambling legislation seriously.