Ny State’s on-line 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, but it still has 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 skill, or especially hold’em and omaha, which are deemed by the senator, apparently, to function as most skillful variants.
While that time may be ripe for debate, there is no pre-vote discussion at the committee on Tuesday, whose users approved the bill by 27-9.
While encouraging news for brand New York poker players who believe its their birthright to remotely check-raise the living hell away from one another, the bill’s approval here should come as surprise that is little. It’s the Assembly we must be concerned about.
Last year, S3898’s predecessor ended up being approved emphatically in a full Senate vote, with a 53-5 margin, and there is no reason to trust that Bonacic can’t secure support that is similar an almost identical bill this year.
In the Assembly, though, it absolutely was a different story. It arrived unstuck miserably in the lower house; in fact, it was not also debated, with its sponsor Assemblyman Gary Pretlow (D-89th) at one point wondering out loud whe (más…)