The legality of online poker in New York will officially be decided this upcoming June, according to a number of recent reports.
For years, certain lawmakers in the state of New York have been calling for the legalization of online poker. Assemblyman Gary Pretlow introduced an online poker bill this past February, and claimed he “didn’t see too much opposition” on the horizon.
That statement will soon be tested, as the state’s legislative session will conclude on June 21st. Most poker betting experts agree the legality of online poker in New York will not be given an official ruling until June, as the state will need to figure out how to add this new industry into their budget.
For internet poker in New York to get passed, lawmakers will need to make some changes to their state constitution, which clearly states that it’s illegal to wager money on games of chance.
If passed, what poker sites will become available?
The legality of online poker in New York is still up in the air at the moment. If this new bill is passed, all of the online poker sites in the US will become available to play inside the state.
Juicy Stakes is one of the most popular US poker sites available today. They offer a huge list of different poker playing options including casual Texas Hold’em games and daily online poker tournaments. In order to play, you’ll need to download their software.
Fans of playing online poker in the US will now be holding their breath. There is a month in which the legality of online poker in New York will be decided, and the prospects are looking good.
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