An effort to crack down on illegal gambling is finding luck in the Legislature.
Bakersfield Assemblymember Rudy Salas says his bill would close a loophole that's allowed sweepstakes gambling cafes to quickly spread throughout the state.
"This is an issue that not only affects legitimate local businesses, but it also affects the public safety," he said.
Salas says his office has been working for the past year in partnership with the Department of Justice, the FBI and local leaders to craft the legislation.
He says it will be the final nail in the coffin for illegal gambling cafes.