It was announced today, June 21, 2011, that Scientific Games and Playtech signed a contract that allows for online poker in California. This contract was given the blessing of the California Online Poker Association and the Commerce Casino in LA. COPA is one of the largest groups encompassing more than 60% of the revenue obtained by poker players. Thus, what was once fun poker online will now become poker play for real money. Knowing that California has an estimated two million poker players, Playtech will get its software licensed to allow for real money play. This is big news in light of the fact that the industry is still reeling over Black Friday. Now all that is left is the legalization of online poker in this state. We’ll keep you posted!

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