No one brings this up, and maybe I'm just ignorant of how the political system works and it's perfectly normal for foreign entities to use "lobbying" to affect laws in sovereign states they are not a member of.
Perhaps I misunderstand the whole Native American Sovereign Land thing, but as far as I know and can tell, Native American Reservation Land is considered sovereign territory and not bound by the laws of The United States.
Why do these purveyors of probably the most popular gambling establishment in our state have a say in whether or not online poker can be legalized in California, even though polls show a majority of Californian voters are in favor of legalizing online power? For example, in 2020 a coalition of tribes gathered signatures for a ballot initiative.
I understand why they don't want it to be legalized: they lose business. Businesses don't like to lose money and neither do their investors and stock holders, so all companies will do anything they can to maintain and increase profits and prevent decrease. It's the way any business works.
Why do these Native American tribes have a voice in California Online Poker Politics?