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Tony Sandstrom's Online Poker Petition Falls Short of Goal

The deadline for the citizens of the state of California to submit their petitions that would be put their suggestions on the ballot has passed and that means that the residents will not get the option to decide on whether California should or should not start an online poker lounge.

Tony Sandstrom announced that he plans to collect 430,000 signatures in order to put a referendum on the ballot next year. If approved, it would force California to establish an online poker room. Most of the profits that can be earned by the poker room would be allocated for road construction, especially with patching up potholes.

The deadline to submit the signatures was December 1st, 2007. Sandstrom collected one box of signatures but said that he is still lacking 400,000 signatures. This was the first time that Sandstrom engage in public policy and he accomplished it without any help.

Sandstrom admitted that he was outmanned from the very start and said that if he tries to face the issue again, he will seek the help of a bigger organization to help generate awareness about the online poker lounge issue.


12/23/2007 07:11 PM