An online poker market could be established in the State of New York in June.
US.- Two proposals to legalise an online poker market have been recently discussed by local legislators. Although one of the projects introduced last year by New York Assemblyman Gary Pretlow and Senator John Bonacic has failed to make it to the Assembly floor, legislators are still positive that the second one, SB-3898, will be approved next month.
Officials introduced both proposals to legalise online gaming operations addressing poker rooms in the State of New York. AB-5250 and SB-3898 were introduced to their respective legislature earlier last year, although the New York legislature ended its final day of previous legislative session without voting on the poker bill that the Senate had approved on June 2017.
As the bill was killed for the second year in a row, the legislature is now ready to retake discussions on the issue. “To get it to the floor is all that’s needed. He’s not going to guarantee passage but get it to the floor and I’ll debate it and get it passed,” confirmed New York Assemblyman Gary Pretlow to the ‘Online Poker’ publication.
The online poker bill was also modified to add the label of “bad actor” in order to allow authorities to grant licences to companies that comply with requirements. New York would have become the fourth state to offer some type of online gambling, as Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware are the only ones allowed to do it. Other states like Pennsylvania are still trying to fully regulate and legalise the industry.