Mar 13, 2013

New York Senate supports approval of online poker

In recent discussions on the budget, the Senate of New York issued a resolution saying it "supports the authorization and regulation of online gambling games of skill, including poker, to reflect the recent changes to the classification of these games."

The "recent changes to the classification of these games" spoken of in the Senate, is a reference to the decision of Judge Jack Weinstein in August 2012, which ranked as the poker game of skill, in a case that became known as U.S. vs.. DiCristina.

Despite this support for the regulation of online poker, the Senate did not present any bill, nor even know the position of the Governor.

The position of the Senate from New York becomes even more important because it was New York that the U.S. justice department acted in Case Black Friday.

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