Assemblywoman Loni Hancock, D-Berkeley, a critic of the new proposals for casinos in the Bay Area, said she wants to take a closer look at the gaming- zones provision to make sure it would not allow more urban gaming.
But she said she was pleased that Pombo had started a debate in Congress over the issue.
"It's still very much a draft and a work in progress, but I welcome the fact that there will be real scrutiny of reservation shopping and urban gambling," Hancock said. "Large scale urban casinos are not the way the people of California want to go."
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