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Old 06-03-2015, 11:39 PM   #1
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Viejas tribe running PokerStars attack ads in California

The Viejas tribe is running attack ads (radio) targeting PokerStars in California.

The audio is available here:
http://www.onlinepokerreport.com/173...er-california/

The ads call for PokerStars to be blocked from the regulated online poker market in California and bring up both the DoJ settlement and the ongoing AMF investigation involving Amaya.

The ads appear primarily targeted to the Sacramento market. I haven't been able to get firm word on how long the campaign is intended to run or how much it cost, but I've heard that it's a short campaign (for now).

Viejas is part of a tribal coalition that also includes Pechanga, Barona, Agua Caliente and others. The coalition opposes the participation of tracks in online poker and supports so-called "bad actor" clauses.

I would read the ads as a negative indicator for California's chances of passing a bill in 2015.

It could also be just a shot across the bow, but it's a nasty and visible one likely to poison the waters to a degree.
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Old 06-04-2015, 12:42 AM   #2
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Re: Viejas tribe running PokerStars attack ads in California

"...pokerstars, which was was indicted by the us government for illegal gambling, bank fraud, and money laundering, and paid 731 million dollars to avoid criminal conviction"

How is this anything but a PSA for how corrupt the american government is?
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Old 06-04-2015, 12:46 AM   #3
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Re: Viejas tribe running PokerStars attack ads in California

Let's just omit the fact that it is completely different ownership now.
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Old 06-04-2015, 01:23 AM   #4
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Re: Viejas tribe running PokerStars attack ads in California

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Let's just omit the fact that it is completely different ownership now.
The OP mentioned they bring up Amaya.
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Old 06-04-2015, 04:03 AM   #5
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Re: Viejas tribe running PokerStars attack ads in California

Are they breaking #9?



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https://www.facebook.com/ViejasInThe...057115/?type=1
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Old 06-04-2015, 04:05 AM   #6
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Re: Viejas tribe running PokerStars attack ads in California

hahahaha nice find.
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Old 06-04-2015, 04:17 AM   #7
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Re: Viejas tribe running PokerStars attack ads in California

^ How about an ad warning people that if they get cheated by a native american casino non-tribal courts don't have jurisdiction?
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Old 06-04-2015, 04:46 AM   #8
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Re: Viejas tribe running PokerStars attack ads in California

They break pretty much every point on that list.
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Old 06-04-2015, 10:53 AM   #9
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Re: Viejas tribe running PokerStars attack ads in California

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Does someone in California want to write them and ask for them to explain the seeming contradicion?
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Old 06-04-2015, 11:28 AM   #10
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Re: Viejas tribe running PokerStars attack ads in California

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The Viejas tribe is running attack ads (radio) targeting PokerStars in California.
The funny thing, as any San Diego poker player will tell you, is that Viejas CLOSED their poker room in their casino about a year ago to make more room for slots.

It had been one of the best and busiest poker rooms south of L.A. for many years until poor management decisions ran it into the ground and local players left it for Barona and Sycuan..
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Old 06-06-2015, 04:25 PM   #11
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Re: Viejas tribe running PokerStars attack ads in California

Campaign has been extended to include banner ads on Sacramento Bee.

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Old 06-06-2015, 04:28 PM   #12
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Re: Viejas tribe running PokerStars attack ads in California

I say we take the their land
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