May 18, 2015
On May 13, 2015, New York State Senator John Bonacic introduced S-5302 (the “Bill”), which proposes to legalize certain forms of Internet poker games in the State of New York. This is the second time Senator Bonacic has introduced an online poker bill, but unlike the previous proposal, this Bill does not include a “bad actor” provision. Additionally, the Bill also seeks to redefine New York State’s legal definition of “game of chance,” adopting the “predominance test” that many other states apply.
What are the key provisions of the Bill?