Online Poker

Legal Gambling



Online Poker Legislation Introduced in New York


New York is set to take up the discussion of legalized online poker in 2019. A recent bill introduced by Senator Joseph Addabbo calls for the licensing of online poker. This would make playing poker online for real money legal to all residents of New York that are 21 years of age or older. 

Senate Bill 18 was drafted by Addabbo and brought before the state legislature in January. Addabbo is also the chairman of the Senate's gaming committee. The bill would limit the operation of online poker websites to tribal casinos and other gaming companies that already have an existing facility in the state. Operators would be required to put up a $10 million fee in order to obtain the online poker license. 

The move is the first serious effort to legalize online poker in New York since the US Department of Justice moved to shut down all US online poker operations on April 15, 2011. That date became known as Black Friday, and it resulted in the US closure of PokerStars and other online poker sites. Player funds were confiscated, and some players have yet to be reimbursed. 

Online poker has the potential to bring massive revenue to New York. The revenues that are earned from online poker can be earmarked for programs in the state. Many states have sought to resolve their budget crises through the legalization of online gambling. 

The measure is expected to receive bipartisan support in the New York Senate. It is possible that the passage of the bill could see the first online poker venues appear later in 2019. Those who are residents of New York with a valid ID would be allowed to play poker online if they are over the age of 21. 

The bill limits the number of licenses that will be issued to 11. It is expected that the actual number of providers that initially apply for a license could be lower than that number.

>> All legal poker news in USA   >> New York Online Gambling News

Online Poker News in USA

04/12/2019 PartyPoker's Fraud Team Proving Effective
Unlike other online gambling options, online poker posses some risk of cheating by participants. With so much money on the line, cheaters are always going to look for ways to gain unfair advantages. The detection of chea... Read more

04/10/2019 888poker Gives Players a New Look
Visual appeal is important to those who play poker online for real money. An online poker site that duplicates the look and feel of a live game is available at 888poker. The brand has recently upgraded its poker platform wi... Read more

04/03/2019 Kentucky Delays the Legalization of Online Poker and Sports Betting
It appears that residents of Kentucky will have to wait until 2020 to play poker and bet sports online for real money. The Blue Grass State was poised to become the fifth state to fully legalize multiple forms of online gam... Read more

Legal Gambling USA
03/13/2019 Michigan Is Taking Another Stab At Online Poker
The states are coming to their senses one at a time and allowing for online poker to finally be available to their residents. It is sad that it has taken as long as it has to reach this point, but we should at least be than... Read more

Legal Gambling USA
02/13/2019 Kentucky Moves to Legalize Online Poker and Sports Betting
A US state with a long history of gambling opposition has taken steps to legalize online poker and sports betting. Legislators in Kentucky have introduced HB 175. The bill would make it legal for Kentucky residents that are... Read more

Legal Gambling USA
>> All poker websites news in USA

  Home > Online Poker > Online Poker News in USA > Online Poker Legislation Introduced in New York