New York

New York’s Fantasy Sports Law Challenged on Constitutionality Grounds

October 12, 2016 Last week, a group of New York citizens filed a lawsuit against Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Gaming Commission in an effort to halt implementation of New York’s new fantasy sports law.  Wielding as a cudgel the arguments made by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman in a prior lawsuit against …

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New York Legalizes Fantasy Sports

August 4, 2016 New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a bill that will officially legalize and regulate the fantasy sports industry in the State.  Cuomo’s move comes nearly six weeks after the State Legislature initially passed the bill. How will New York’s fantasy sports law affect the industry going forward?

Internet Poker May Soon Be Legal in New York

Many of our readers are aware that several states, including Illinois, Iowa, California and Texas,have previously introduced legislation to legalize some form of Internet gambling within their respective states.  New York also considered legalizing Internet poker within its borders last year, but the bill failed to gain traction in the State Legislature.  Despite the apparent setback, the …

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Flavored E-Cig Regulations May Be Coming Soon for New York City

In addition to monitoring the progress of the Food and Drug Administration’s (“FDA”) federal e-cig regulations, we have also kept our eyes focused on state-specific e-cig regulations.  As we previously noted, under Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s direction, New York City has contemplated heavily regulating flavored e-cigs throughout the City.  We have recently learned that the New York City …

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New York State Reaches Settlement with Payday Lenders

Following recent regulatory actions undertaken by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency regarding short term loans (also referred to as “payday loans” and “cash advances”) and the thirty-five (35) cease and desist letters issued in August 2013 by New York’s Department of Financial Services to online payday lenders, …

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New York Set to Hear New E-Cig Regulations Today

While this blog has focused on federal regulations affecting electronic cigarettes (“e-cigs”), which were promised by April 2013, but thus far undelivered by the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”), several states have taken the matter into their own hands.  Until the FDA heeds the call of several prominent U.S. Senators and publishes its “deeming” regulations …

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Recent Developments in Online Poker in Nevada and New York

Two new developments are taking shape today.  This morning, the first legal online poker site in more than two years, UltimatePoker.com, went live in Nevada.  And In New York, new life has been breathed into a floundering bill that would authorize brick and mortar casinos within the State. Online Poker in the U.S. Goes Live …

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