With persistence and determination, one can really make it to the finish line. However, it appears as it is not the case with the Senator Roderick Wright of California with this goal to legalize sports betting within the state boundaries. Wright authored the Senate Bill 190 that would bring these operations to the horse racing tracks, card rooms and even in the Indian casinos. This is already the second time of the senator’s attempt in order to compete with Nevada’s bookies. The Senate Bill 1390 pushed last year was a failure. The latest bill was an edited version of its predecessors where loopholes were addressed. It is the very same bill the players at sites like onlineblackjack.co.uk have gained interest as well. According to the new proposed bill, only 21 years and older are allowed to bet. All payments must be in cash and no betting online. Additionally, all bets must be made in person, credit cards not allowed and no transactions over the telephone. The law also says that there must be no betting happening involving California college sports teams or any other sporting events held by colleges within the state. This means no wagering on the Rose Bowl. Residents should be happy to know that they may be able to bet on their favorite NFL teams should this bill be approved. It could be remembered that last year, tribe operated casinos firmly stood against these operations. However, they have changed their stance when in person betting was suggested as a replacement to address the possible gambling related problems like involvement of minors and blacklisted gamblers. Because there is a revenue portion distribution stated in the bill, it will require a two third of the majority for it to be passed. The bill says the state would collect 7.5 percent of the revenues from sports betting. However, there is another trouble even if the bill passed the Senate. This is because betting still won’t be allowed on the Raiders at Hollywood Park due to the fact that sports betting is declared as illegal under the 1992 Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of the Federal Law. The only states exempted are Montana, Oregon, Delaware and Nevada. Unless the law is amended, no other states can offer sports betting of any form.