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Online Poker Fails in New York Again

After a lot of hope and optimism, online poker will not even be considered by the state Assembly of New York this year.

Not all was lost, however, as the state of Vermont has become the 13th state to regulate fantasy sports.

We also have gambling news from New Jersey and the U.K.

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New York Assembly Folds Online Poker for 2017

Those hoping that New York will legalize online poker this year shouldn’t bet on it. Though the Senate recently passed the bill, Assembly Democrats, who discussed the issue behind closed doors last week, are not expected to take it up before the legislative session’s scheduled end Wednesday. “There was some opposition; we’ll pick it up…

New York Online Poker Bill Adds “Bad Actor” Clause

A bill that could lead to the legalisation of online poker in the US state of New York has been amended to include reference to so-called ‘bad actors’. Put forward by State Senator John Bonacic, Senate Bill S3898 has already been approved by the New York Senate Finance Committee and will soon go to a…

New York Online Poker Bill Heads to Senate

On Tuesday the New York Senate Finance Committee passed Sen. John Bonacic’s online poker bill, S 3898. The committee passed by a voice vote without debate or discussion. The bill now advances to the full Senate for consideration. Two Senate committees passed the proposal this year. The Senate Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee Bonacic chairs…

Talk of New Jersey – New York – Pennsylvania Online Poker Pact

At present, playing legal online poker on a regulated New Jersey site can be a frustrating ordeal. Games do not run round the clock, tournament guarantees are on the low side (and dipping), and low-to-mid stakes No Limit Hold’em games dominate cash game lobbies. But with online poker at the forefront of the legislative conversation…

New York Online Poker “Not in Budget”

Just like last year, it appears a bid to legalize New York online poker via the state budget is not in the cards. But that does not mean online poker legislation is dead for 2017. The Senate had included online poker in its version of the state budget. But it had not appeared in the…

Online Poker in New York Faces Showdown in June

New York’s fight to legalize online poker likely won’t face its true make-or-break test until June, according to poker’s prime mover in the state Assembly. New York’s state Senate included online poker language in its budget proposal last week, but the Assembly opted not to include poker in its spending plan. According to Assemblyman Gary…

New York Wants Online Poker!

New York State came very close to passing online poker legislation last year. Now, the bill returns for 2017.

We also look at the continuing fight for Pennsylvania online gambling and fantasy sports regulation in America and Europe, and issues with the NFL’s move to Las Vegas.

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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…

New York State to Pass Nevada in Gaming Tax Revenue

The US state of New York is on track to generate more casino tax revenue than Nevada in the current year, according to a new report by the American Gaming Association (AGA). In 2015, New York collected $888.4 million (€803.2 million) in tax revenue, 2.8% more than in the previous year, while Nevada generated $889.1…

Gambling News from New York, Pennsylvania and Jamaica

This weeks gambling news is jamming, mon! We’re following stories from the American states of New York and Pennsylvania.

Plus, rare online gambling news from the island of Jamaica! We also have a game review for the Red Riding Hood Online Slot from Net Entertainment.

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Fantasy Sports Pay $12 Million for “Deceptive Ads” in New York

The country’s two leading online daily fantasy sports companies are paying out big — in fines to the state. FanDuel and DraftKings on Tuesday agreed to pay $6 million each to settle lawsuits from Attorney General Eric Schneiderman alleging they engaged in false and deceptive advertising practices. Schneiderman had charged that the companies misled casual…

New York Fantasy Sports Threatened

Fantasy sports scored a major victory in New York state this summer, with the regulation of the industry.

Now a lawsuit threatens to stop the games as “unconstitutional”.

We’re also covering gambling news from Sky Bet in Germany and sports betting news out of the United Kingdom.

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Fantasy Sports Gets Green Light in New York

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Wednesday formally legalizing daily fantasy sports in the Empire State and handing the embattled industry its biggest victory to date. Fantasy operators that were active in New York before Nov. 10, 2015 must receive a temporary permit from the New York Gaming Commission before reopening for business. The…

New York Online Poker Stalls While Fantasy Sports Sail Through

I enjoy both online poker and daily fantasy sports. Neither is perfect – there are certainly issues with each that I would like fixed (hey sites: call me, my consulting rates are competitive) – but both pastimes are a lot of fun and should be legalized and regulated across the United States. And they both…

Online Poker Has Better Chance than Fantasy Sports in New York

A key senator in New York said that a daily fantasy sports bill trails online poker legislation in its chances of becoming law before a looming deadline. Sen. John Bonacic, the chair of the Racing, Gaming, and Wagering committee, did an interview with Time Warner Cable News on Monday. In it, he spoke at length…

Online Poker Passes New York Senate Finance Committee

On Thursday morning, the New York Senate Finance Committee quickly passed Senator John Bonacic’s online poker legalization bill, S5302. The bill will now head to the Senate floor for future consideration. Momentum of any kind is certainly welcome. But based on the comments of a key figure in the New York Assembly, as well as…

What are the Feds Focusing on with Fantasy Sports?

Federal investigations into the daily fantasy sports industry are open in three jurisdictions and may be exploring a variety of criminal questions, per comments made Thursday by an attorney representing unnamed DraftKings employees. The comments were made by Boston-based white-collar criminal defense attorney Paul Kelly during a public forum held at the University of New…

Online Poker in New York and Pennsylvania

Hopes were raised in the U.S. online poker community earlier this week when it was reported the New York Senate included a provision in its budget proposal that would legalize online poker in the Empire State. And now, a recent article by Gambling Compliance has raised hopes even higher. According to Gambling Compliance (paywall), the…

Citigroup Blocks New York Fantasy Transactions

Fantasy sports sites FanDuel Inc. and DraftKings Inc., already facing mounting legal and regulatory scrutiny, ran into more trouble when Citigroup Inc. said it was blocking transactions by New York state residents. The move by the world’s largest credit-card lender added to the pressure in New York, the heart of the fantasy-sports industry’s legal woes…