NY online poker to be evaluated

New York State Senate’s is reviewing once again the online poker bill, which would set operating conditions.

US.- The online poker bill is being evaluated by the New York State Senate starting this week, as Card Player revealed. The iGaming legislation could be passed by the end of the week during the last days of the current legislative session.

The online poker bill has been recently modified to add the label of “bad actor” in order to extent authorities of granting licenses to companies that may comply with requirements.

Senators are ready to hold another especial session to review further details about the bill that would legalise the online poker industry in the state. The current bill is not the first attempt to regulate the sector in New York, as last year the Senate approved a bill but failed to repeat in the Assembly as J. Gary Pretlow shelved it without even discussing it.

Online poker bill S-3898 was sent to the New York Senate floor after a Senate Finance Committee passed it on May. The bill classifies certain types of poker such as Texas Hold’em and Omaha Hold’em as games of skill rather than luck, making them legal within state borders. This year, on January 27, Bonacic re-introduced it as online poker remains a hot topic in New York’s agenda.

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