Bill legalizing online poker in New York off the table this year
black friday, Gary Pretlow, New York.
Posted on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 by "T".
Unfortunately for online poker fans, the New York State Assembly will not be passing a bill seeking to legalize online poker before the chamber adjourns on June 21, Wednesday.
According to the primary sponsor of legislation, Assemblyman Gary Pretlow (D-Westchester), if the bill passes, New York, the fourth most populous state in the nation, would be the fourth state to offer poker online.
Named Assembly Bill 5250, it seeks to redefine Omaha and Texas Hold'em as games of skill as opposed to chance, an obvious distinction that would have allowed both card games to be played online.
However, Pretlow told proponents that they should not be too enthusiastic at this time as they go into the final week of legislative session, saying, "There was some opposition. We'll pick it up next year more than likely."
For now, only three states have legalized some types of online gambling, and the rather small populace of New Jersey, Delaware and Nevada haven't really let the game of poker fully realize its potential online.
On the other hand, New York is a whole new level, and if the bill passes, it can significantly shake up the online poker scene, with around 20 million residents that can possibly double the size of the American player pool. What's more, New York's online poker legalization would mean that other states will most likely follow suit, creating a legislation of their own that allows online poker gaming.
15 comments for "Bill legalizing online poker in New York off the table this year"
| waoz||6/20/2017 3:42:01 PM GMT|
| That law should be adopted throughout the country and the world.|
| Gerimantas||6/20/2017 4:57:41 PM GMT|
| I think more players can play the better it is to all- for people who want to play but cannnot because of politicians, to opponents because more players are online and more competition, and to owners because more clients more profit more chance to create better promotions |
| Mober||6/20/2017 7:12:18 PM GMT|
| Never understood how they operate there with the whole state thing.|
Just to keep more and more politicians up, from what it seems, instead of being
a country with same laws and everything, for the whole of it.
Now one can drive in one state at a specific age, in other cant, get drugs in one in other one not...
and the story goes on.
You are legal, in one part of your country and illegal if you drive a couple of miles more....
| pochui||6/20/2017 7:13:27 PM GMT|
| holy shaizen... no new yorkers to be seen at the poker tables, under the poker tables and in between the poker tables as long as the online poker goes... pretty sad sight for the big apple citizens, maybe it's a bout the time to start considering a move to another state...|
| pajalnick||6/21/2017 12:38:52 AM GMT|
| I do not quite understand why these restrictions ??? ... why is it somewhere on the planet you can play poker and where it is considered a violation of the law .... how it seems to me to cancel restrictions everywhere ... ok let offline poker Online then why ??|
| doubletop777||6/21/2017 7:38:07 AM GMT|
| I find it incredible that you cannot play online poker in a city like New York. You would have thought that this would never happen and it must be only a matter of time before this bill is passed |
| DaCapo71||6/21/2017 12:53:06 PM GMT|
| This are good news for the online poker world, because many players are in the player pool. And the american poker scene was the biggest in the world, so it can bring back a poker boom and new online poker rooms with more promos |
| Nightkid||6/21/2017 3:50:47 PM GMT|
| The truth can not believe that there past that, not being able to play poker, but in a city as known as New York ... I hope that stays well away and does not come to these sides hahaha but well I think everyone thinks How do you want to go there? |
| dule-vu||6/22/2017 12:08:59 AM GMT|
| well online poker was forbidden in whole america,because american government believe that this is not secure system,that poker sites can cheat and especially after on one site players had problems with taking money,absolute poker I think,so after that online gambling was closed for every player from america!|
| pajalnick||6/22/2017 5:10:48 AM GMT|
Posted by dule-vu:
well online poker was forbidden in whole america,because american government believe that this is not secure system,that poker sites can cheat and especially after on one site players had problems with taking money,absolute poker I think,so after that online gambling was closed for every player from america!
If you think so then you should generally disconnect the Internet from people .... completely ... and then suddenly there will be deceived ?? ... with such logic you can close at all anything ... because it is done for the people and for its good ... what nonsense
| dule-vu||6/23/2017 12:44:02 AM GMT|
| when nobody get any tax from this and when we had big problem with absolute poker,especially american players,then they government want to "protect" people from it!you know how things in america work!they dont want that money go from country on online gambling!|
| Tony_MON7ANA||7/3/2017 7:54:46 AM GMT|
| The New York state Assembly adjourned without taking any action on the proposed online poker bill passed by the Senate. A path to legalization of online poker in the state of New York will be long and tortuous. |
| Mober||7/4/2017 5:17:13 PM GMT|
| Sooner or later they will find a way to get poker in more states.|
But of course they will get their piece, taxing it
It is a big market the US, so if not many, most of the sites will jump in.
Lets wait and see
| av1966||7/5/2017 1:25:40 PM GMT|
| Hello my friends and fellow mobsters|
Well I thought that the USA law makers where a bit different from the ones that I have here in my country but seems that thare are all the same no matter where they are from
In Portugal they took over a year to put out a legislation and even more time to regulate it they started to issue licenses but in poker only Pokerstars and on betting 3 small houses
They suck but you got to be happy and stay cool
| StheP||7/5/2017 4:31:07 PM GMT|
| this all situation is hilarious.... in america live poker is legal, but online not O.o so whats different in online and live poker that one is violating law, and other is 100% legal... even WSOP are in america...now i will spread you some knowladge... main couse because online poker is ilegal in america is because goverment cannot take any juice of it.... if they could tax you on online poker than they will give you online poker... also another problem is that money is leaving country, and that is bad for economy... its not like vegas because vegas is taking money from tourists, and all rake stays in country... and that is preaty fine with them + they are taxing all winnings won in WSOP...also I think americans can play online poker on WSOP.com I am not sure in that way money stays in country and they can tax it xD|
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