The politician said that he’s willing to support the legalisation of online poker.
US.- J. Gary Pretlow, New York Assemblyman of the Committee on Racing and Wagering, said that he could be willing to support the legalisation of online poker in the state. His support can be translated to more chances of success.
During an interview with Andrew Whitman from FIOS1News, Pretlow said that if New Yorkers are going to participate with online poker, he wants to make sure that they do it in the fairest way possible. The politician introduced a bill this month to change the definition of poker as a game of skill, and it added up to another one introduced by Senator John Bonacic in January. Bonacic’s bill A5250 also considers online poker as a game of skill rather than a game of chances, therefore, a legal activity.
“I don’t really see there’s going to be much opposition to moving online poker legislation along,” said the Assemblyman, who also commented that there are some people in the administration that are still really opposed to the bill because they believe that online poker would make it “too easy for people to gamble.”