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New Internet Poker Bill Introduced in State of New York

New Internet Poker Bill Introduced in State of New York

The state of New York has been busy lately. First an approval of more land-based casinos were made and then a bill to regulate online poker came along around March and now once again a new online poker bill is circulating. The bill has been proposed to the state assembly and now the lawmakers of New York will have to take a look at the bill and see if they wish to approve it.

J. Gary Pretlow introduced the bill called A 9509, which is quite similar to the bill named S 6913 that Senator John J. Bonacic introduced back in March, both wanting to raise $100 million through 10 licenses of $10 million to online poker sites, but A 9509 takes it a little further as they includes a "bad actor" clause which would exclude all sites that accepted US players after UIGEA was introduced in 2006 to operate in their market.

The bill also allow for internet poker in New York to be shared with other states, having an inter-state agreement similar to the one Nevada and Delaware signed earlier this year. While these two states are not that attractive player base wise, New York would probably attract other states to share player liquidity with and form a huge network of players across the US.

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Daniel Allermand is a freelance writer, with more than 4 years of experience in the industry as an operator, affiliate and poker player. Daniel has decided it was time to try and bring more coverage about the industry to the general public by writing articles about everything from poker to casino.


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