California will begin to ban online casinos in November 2018, according to the state attorney general’s office.
“We want to do it as quickly as possible, and it’s not going to be until November, because we want to get the public engaged,” California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said in a press conference.
In September 2018, California voters overwhelmingly approved a ballot measure to ban electronic gambling on the state’s November ballot.
As part of the new ban, online casinos will have to get a license from the California Gaming Control Board.
The California Gaming Commission oversees online casinos, which are now unregulated in California.
California has had a monopoly on online gambling since 2015, when it banned online gambling entirely.
It will now require that online gambling operators provide proof of their gambling licenses, which must be verified by a third party.
It also will require that operators submit information on whether they are located in California and how many customers they have.
California is not the only state to ban Internet gambling online.
In February 2018, Nevada became the first state to enact a law banning online casinos.
It banned gambling online on its state’s gaming board in February 2018.
New York is set to ban gambling online beginning next year.
Other states that are considering banning online gambling include Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Vermont, Washington, and Wisconsin.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.