New York Ponders Online Poker

As we all know, California is the golden snitch that the United States online poker world wants to catch, but also as we all know, there has been attempt after attempt after attempt to get online poker legalized and regulated there, always to no avail. Would New York be an acceptable consolation prize?

Well, perhaps not for Californians or poker players in most of the rest of the country, but it certainly wouldn’t hurt. According to GamblingCompliance, there will be another push to pass an online poker bill this year.

There have been a number of false starts in getting internet poker legalized and regulated in the Empire State in the last few years, but in 2016 (I was going to say last year, but it still feels weird – I already accidentally back-dated a check recently), the efforts took a long stride forward.

In June 2016, the New York State Senate passed Senator John Bonacic’s S5302, which declares that poker is a game of skill, rather than chance…

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