Nyc State’s online poker bill sailed through the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday and now heads to the Senate flooring for debate, and ultimately, we hope, a vote.
Senator John Bonacic’s online poker bill would legalize hold’em and omaha, specifically, however it nevertheless includes a very long and journey that is perilous Governor Cuomo’s desk.
Senator John Bonacic’s (R-42nd) bill, S 3898, would legalize online poker as a game of ability, or particularly hold’em and omaha, that are considered by the senator, apparently, to be the most skillful variations.
While that time may be ripe for debate, there clearly was no discussion that is pre-vote the committee on Tuesday, whose people approved the bill by 27-9.
While encouraging news for New York poker players who think it really is their birthright to remotely check-raise the living hell away from one another, the bill’s approval here should come as little surprise. It is the Assembly we must concern yourself with.
Last 12 months, S3898′s predecessor had been approved emphatically in a full Senate vote, with a 53-5 margin, and there is no reason to think that Bonacic can’t secure similar support for an almost identical bill this year.
In the Assembly, though, it was a story that is different. It arrived unstuck miserably into the lower house; in fact, it wasn’t also debated, with its sponsor Assemblyman Gary Pretlow (D-89th) at one po Continue reading