Online Poker Bill In New York May Have to Wait For A Year

With New York State’s failed chances for approval, there still other two states that stand a chance to authorise regulated online poker this year.

For now, Pennsylvania and Illinois stand the opportunity to be the first state to OK online poker since the New Jersey did in 2013, as for New York unless any miracle happens, it stands out of the scene.

As per the reports, the State Assembly decided not to vote on the internet poker proposal that was passed in the Senate last week.

Assemblyman J. Gary Pretlow, Chairman of the Committee on Racing and Wagering, said: “There was some opposition; we’ll pick it up next year more than likely.”

With three commercial casinos, along with nine racinos and 11 tribal casinos, some opponents of the online poker believe the state already has enough gambling.

Pretlow was reported saying that MGM Resorts International lobbied against PokerStars legally being allowed to participate in the Empire State market.

PokerStars, offering its product to Americans while the country was a grey market was the centre of the so-called bad actor debate. Though the company had to settle down with the government, it never admitted any wrongdoing.

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