iGaming Business – A bill to legalise online gaming in California has been withdrawn by the US state’s Senator, Lou Correa, ending hopes of securing approval this year.

Correa is the author of the bill and chairman of the Senate Governmental Organisation Committee, which oversees all gambling measures.

He said that there was not enough time left in the legislative session to refine the bill and prepare it properly for a vote. The proposal has been debated for five years in California’s Legislature.

“Internet poker is an important public policy,” Correa said. “We need to make sure it’s done right.”